Twitter is buzzing today with the release of Amtrak’s response to President Biden’s 2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Significant improvements in public transportation are rarely a matter of news in the United States, so people across the country are wondering how Biden’s new plan will affect people who don’t trust the money pits that we call private vehicles Let’s call.
Amtrak is one of the dominant public transportation systems in the United States, but also one of the only companies spread from country to coast in the country. If Amtrak improves in the coming years, it would mean a landmark change for grassroots public transportation in the United States.
Public transportation in the US is rife with issues, and when the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic hit Americans during the lockdown that began in March 2020, public transportation was one of many industries facing its ongoing issues Was forced to.
As Americans distanced themselves from each other for the past year to slow the spread of coronovirus, they were forced to reduce the time it takes to use public transportation in which proximity is necessary.
Despite the ban to slow the spread of coronovirus amid the current COVID-19 epidemic, many Americans were required to use the nation’s public transportation systems to survive.
Together @ NoteInfrastructure Plan, Amtrak will generate employment and improve equity across the country, and we are ready to deliver. America needs a rail network that provides consistent, reliable, sustainable and equitable train service. Now is our time, let’s solve the rail.
– Amtrak (@Amtrak) March 31, 2021
None the less
fate This week reported that when the lockdown came back in March 2020, there was a massive drop in ridership in San Francisco’s public train system. Anyone who has rode a BART (Bay Area Transit System) knows it to be one of the most advanced and environmentally-friendly train systems in the country.
As a result, the BART is heavily ridden; Each day before the COVID-19 pandemic, 750,000 people were asked to ride trains. After the lockdown began, daily riders dropped to 200,000, causing heavy damage to the system.
While the number never dropped to zero, we imagine that reflected in American urban areas in other urban areas, where city slickers rely too much on public transportation systems. The point is simple: Americans need public transportation. So why is the American rail system so eternal?
What does it say that America’s public transportation systems are less than ideal? Just check out the latest news about Amtrak’s response to Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Amtrak’s response to the Biden Infra Plan: https://t.co/b8qRz4LIve
-30+ new routes
-20+ extended existing routes
-20m more annual riders
– Better service for cities like HOU, ATL, Cincy
New service to serve cities such as Las Vegas, Nashville, Columbus, Phoenix pic.twitter.com/Di9BmnCsfr
– Yonah Freemark (@yfremark) March 31, 2021
Amtrak is the US Has released a proposed map of the commuter railway, showing the improvements made to the current system, as a complete desert for rail travel to the U.S. Leaves vast expanses of. The new map shows the rail filling some gaps, which currently leaves the entire state, which lacks any rail transport for citizens.
Amtrak Map was posted by a popular tweet Urban instituteYesterday’s Yonah Freemark, and while the Amtrak map is happening with more than thirty new routes proposed, more than twenty elevations have been added to current routes, and improved service in major cities such as Houston and Atlanta, not everyone is convinced. The tweet’s reactions said it all.
A 2.5-hour flight from Chicago to New Orleans, takes 19 hours on the Amtrak. https://t.co/H9I24ZcLkB
– Kevin (Glass (@KevinWGlass) March 31, 2021
behind the times
Many users on Twitter are critical of the new Amtrak map, pointing to other countries like Japan with bullet train systems that have long progressed extensively in rail transport in their countries.
Other users point to how expensive Amtrak is, stating that the company loses money on each ride. All responses point to the same truth: Even with improvements made to the new Amtrak map, the U.S. The commuter will be far behind other major countries in the world in rail travel.
It is difficult to say what will happen to Amtrak and how Biden’s new infrastructure plan will work to improve the railways of the United States. However, any reform that millions of Americans rely on public transportation is better than nothing to help push America toward a future where public transportation runs like a well-oiled machine.