One sometimes hears, "Why can't the U.S. have more passenger rail, like Europe?" This map, from The Wall Street Journal, looks at the economics of passenger rail in the U.S.: every Amtrak route shown in red loses money (the thicker the line, the more money it loses). The Amtrak route shown in black -- the Northeast corridor connecting Boston-NYC-Philadelphia-DC -- is the only profitable passenger rail route in the U.S.
si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/B3-EK939_backgr_16U_20190705184738.jpg (from www.wsj.com/articles/amtrak-has-lost-money-for-decades-a-former-airline-ceo-thinks-he-can-fix-it-11562385660)
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