Seeing the Silver Lining in Amtrak Funds Issue

Sixth in a series: WI Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi optimistically says “the ensuing debate [about Amtrak funding] may finally result in a national rail-development program and put an end to yearly ‘donnybrooks’ in Congress about money-losing Amtrak.”
The idea being – the government may compromise and establish a grant-like program to help establish certain profitable routes, rather than cutting all funding at once.
But is it any coincidence that the biggest loser in terms of jobs and money is blue-state Illinois?

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, 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.