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The big deal is we have a federal government that can’t, for political reasons, invest in public transportation. It’s infuriating.

— Commuter Andrea Lynch, decrying Congress’ failure to properly fund Amtrak and upgrade America’s infrastructure (The New York Times: Amtrak commuters struggle to find travel alternatives in wake of deadly train crash)