Pigs At The Trough: Amtrak Is Latest Company Begging For Bailout As Ridership Plunges 92%

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
Next up on the list is Amtrak, who is now apparently banking on a $1 billion bailout, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Like other major businesses, everybody staying home has had a profoundly and disproportionately negative affect on Amtrak, which has seen its ridership plummet. And it apparently comes just before the railroad was going to eek out a profit for the first time in its 50 year history.  

That's a shame. Perhaps the company should have focused on turning a profit at some point over the last 5 decades a little quicker?

But we digress. Bookings on the company's Acela have fallen 99% through the end of last week as total ridership has fallen 92% across the national railroad system. 

CEO Richard Anderson said: "There's really no one riding the Acela. There's no point operating empty trains."

High speed service between Boston and Washington has been shut down, along with 40% of the railroad's capaci
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