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I think it is only stupid evil companies that were using Epsilon. Litmus test.
Typical of corporations, they forgot these promises once they got out from under, and I've heard managers from most major US railroads laughing about stinging and delaying Amtrak trains. Part of this is agreements with shippers like UPS, where each minute late costs lots of money in refunds, and part of this is that they seem to keep only the most incompetent people, since most US Corps are rife with nepotism and fear of competence.
So building parallel tracks ought to be sponsored in part by the freight railroads, who have been making profits all through the recession we've been having, and have been upgrading their own rails in anticipation of the recession's end. They ran passenger trains when they were the only game in town and could charge what they liked, then when there was competition they cried their way out of continuing the very public service they advertised only years earlier.
Also, how about trucks really paying for the damage they do to highways instead of being subsidised. I heard from a state DOT official that trucks do 55,000 times as much damage as a car in passing over a given square foot of test pavement.
Even bytes get lonely for a little bit.