‘Mica argued private companies would come to the rescue if America opened up the rails to competition’

May 16, 2015

Longtime Florida Republican Congressman John Mica, former chairman of the House Transportation Committee, appearing on CNN’s Newsroom Friday, May 15th:

“Mica argued that private companies would come to the rescue if America opened up the rails to competition. He added that a private company wouldn’t need to bail out the service, but could build a competing service that’s more efficient.

“’The private sector will come in and invest. They’ve done it around the world,’ he said.

“’They will provide good, efficient service at a reasonable cost and even provide competition so we don’t have to squander more taxpayer money in the Amtrak pit.’”

Full reporting of Congressman Mica’s comments is available through a May 15th article in The Hill by Ben Kamlsar, which may be read by clicking here.

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