President Obama and his administration seem to understand that creating another Amtrak is not promising.
Moreover, there are early signs that GM may have many of the same problems that Amtrak has faced.
At an Amtrak inspection point, Pascal Abidor showed his U.S. passport to a federal agent.
But on the Southwest Chief—and Amtrak trains in general—food and beverages are a financial drain.
Perhaps we can learn some lessons from another government owned company, the National Rail Passenger Corporation—aka Amtrak.
That weakness has made him more reliant on the former Delaware senator who commuted home by Amtrak.
And to keep the Southwest Chief running, Amtrak is now seeking additional state aid of $120 million over the next decade.
What taxpayers bought with Amtrak is not exactly the same, but it raises many issues about the future of GM.
Now Amtrak says it needs another $151 billion to bring high-speed rail to the corridor by 2040.
And Amtrak is still mindful of the importance of its ties to Congress.
U.S. government-run railway corporation, 1971, contraction of American Track. Also is known as National Railway Passenger Corp.