This past spring, as a horrific rail accident was unfolding in Pennsylvania, the United States Congress was in a debate about how to move forward with funding for Amtrak. This ironic topic came at an unfortunate time as President Obama and Congress danced around the delicate subject of lost lives, and the unending argument over how the government spends our money. Should the government provide support for rail travel as it does for bridges and tunnels? This article and accompanying video clip present some evidence for students to take either side of this debate.
Courtesy of Knovation