A House panel investigating Amtrak charged that it lost $833 million on serving food and beverages over the past decade, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It costs passengers $9.50 to buy a cheeseburger on Amtrak, but the cost to taxpayers is $16.15," says Rep. John Mica (R-FL). "Riders pay $2.00 for a Pepsi, but each of these sodas costs the U.S. Treasury $3.40." Some in Congress want to outsource Amtrak's food and beverage service in order to rein in ...
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