Amtrak Subsidy Takes Money from Roads

Riders should pay their own way

Mackinac Center contributing author Michael Farren told WWMT-TV3 in Kalamazoo that the state should stop using tax dollars to subsidize Amtrak passengers. Farren pointed out that the subsidy comes from the gas tax, which means fewer dollars are available for road maintenance.

Farren has written about the issue here and here.

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