Amtrak

[am-trak]
noun
  1. a government-subsidized public corporation created by Congress in 1970 to operate a national intercity passenger railroad system through contracts with existing railroads.

Origin of Amtrak

Am(erican) tra(vel on trac)k
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Amtrak

U.S. government-run railway corporation, 1971, contraction of American Track. Also is known as National Railway Passenger Corp.

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