After years of being the subject of congressional ire, the federally subsidized company is almost at the point of breaking even.
Delays at the train depot ripple through the economy of the entire East Coast, an expert says.
On Capitol Hill today, fiscal conservatives are likely to argue against the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies that go to Amtrak each year. But Hurricane Sandy showed you need to spend if you want to save.
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.