Passenger rail is for adventurers and bums

Declan McCullagh declan at
Sat Feb 1 09:12:16 PST 2003

On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 10:44:50AM -0800, Tim May wrote:
> I don't know if this is your reason for expecting not to fly  
> commercially again, but for anyone who thinks trains will somehow be  
> exempted from the national security police state, think again.

Right. One Democratic "anti-terror" proposal would link police to Amtrak

Even before Sept 11, Amtrak was sharing passenger info with the DEA
for drug prosecutions:

Come on, folks -- Amtrak is a federal government entity. It will be in the
vanguard of the next big push to advance the national security state.


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