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In secret deal, tax-backed Amtrak pays for private railroads' screwups: report

February 11, 2018 9:06 AM
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In secret deal, tax-backed Amtrak pays for private railroads' screwups: report

A CSX coal train, right, moves past an idling CSX engine at the switchyard in Brunswick, Md., Oct. 16, 2012. (Reuters)

The Amtrak passenger rail line receives more than $1 billion in annual federal subsidies, but private railroads own 97 percent of the tracks upon which Amtrak trains travel.

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