Mineta on Amtrak: Pull the Life Support

Third in a series: Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta backs the Presidents plan to cut Amtrak subsidies saying it is, ironically, the only way to improve passenger rail. He notes that since cuts were announced, “something interesting has happened: lawmakers, journalists and citizens are starting to talk seriously about the future of passenger trains in America.”
True enough, but is talk enough get things on track?

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.