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Yeah kind of hard for the private sector today to run a profitable passenger rail line in this corridor with a free I-5 freeway next door. Afterall we had a profitable privately-run extensive passenger rail system throughout this nation but it was put out of business by a free publically owned and maintained high speed extensive road system. Anti-rail "libertarians" always conveniently overlook the government money poured in roads for 100 years and the resulting destruction of private sector taxpaying railroads (puzzling opinion for people who call themselves libertarians).
John Charles, um no, people are not lining up to pay for roads. All the plans for toll roads have been killed by the public in Oregon.
Great, so lets admit that its okay in todays world to have infrastructure receive public money along with schools so that we can have a prosperous economy and society.
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