Amtrak's Pennsylvanian Passes Cresson, PA in 2020 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Amtrak 2035: Does Amtrak Finally Have a Strong Plan Against Airlines?

With momentum on its side, Amtrak unveiled its grand plan for Amtrak System 2035, which it believes will be a sustainable system as prior to COVID-19 the rail operator was on pace to make 2020 its first financially profitable year in its 49-year existence. With cries for better rail infrastructure and a presidential candidate that wears the nickname ‘Amtrak Joe’ like a badge of honor, Amtrak seems to finally be on the right track. In its Amtrak System 2035 plan,…

A Review of America’s Track Record on Nationalizing Brands

In the recent CARES Act, the aviation industry was given a bailout for its recent economic woes stemming from the COVID-19 epidemic. This has led to another round of arguments being brought forward about preferring nationalizing carriers to avoid these issues going forward and potentially creating a more enjoyable airline…