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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:27 PM

Only time will tell if Richard Anderson will support expansion of the Amtrak LD system or expansion of Amtrak at all ... and if it will even matter if he does. If Amtrak can't afford expansion or doesn't have the equipment to support expansion, it won't matter how much Rich supports expansion.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:54 PM



Only time will tell if Richard Anderson will support expansion of the Amtrak LD system or expansion of Amtrak at all ... and if it will even matter if he does. If Amtrak can't afford expansion or doesn't have the equipment to support expansion, it won't matter how much Rich supports expansion.

 

You tend to not get what you don't ask for. If he doesn't plan on expansion or ask for funding for expansion/growth, funding won't even be considered.  So, it definitely makes a difference. Imagine if he just went along with the proposed budget and didn't ask for anything else. Do you honestly think Congress would have forked over more than requested??


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:26 AM

One of the things that bugs me about NJ Transit is their lack of competent political hacks. The proper job of the head of a government agency is to advocate for their agency, against any opposers. NJ Transit usually fails to publicly do this.

Andersons job is to advocate for improving and increasing the scope of his agency while running it efficiently. Of he hasnt called out the LD trains as something requiring elimination, his job is to advocate for its expansion and improvements.

When I ran my business I was in charge of buying, management, and keeping the books and controlling the purse strings on reinvestment. My wife was in charge of maintaining the inventory and running the store. We had debates every week about what to buy, with me tending towards conserving monetary resources (rainy day and money to be taken out of the business for personal use) and her aiming to better stock shelves and expand our lineup.

That is the kind of thing that should take place between Congress and somebody like Anderson.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

Maybe there would be a use for my Poli Sci degree at NJT. I could be a decent political hack.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:02 PM

 



Only time will tell if Richard Anderson will support expansion of the Amtrak LD system or expansion of Amtrak at all ... and if it will even matter if he does. If Amtrak can't afford expansion or doesn't have the equipment to support expansion, it won't matter how much Rich supports expansion.

 

You tend to not get what you don't ask for. If he doesn't plan on expansion or ask for funding for expansion/growth, funding won't even be considered.  So, it definitely makes a difference. Imagine if he just went along with the proposed budget and didn't ask for anything else. Do you honestly think Congress would have forked over more than requested??

 

 

I don't know what Amtrak CEO's have asked for since A-Day. I know how much new we've gotten since then and that's not much.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

 

 



Only time will tell if Richard Anderson will support expansion of the Amtrak LD system or expansion of Amtrak at all ... and if it will even matter if he does. If Amtrak can't afford expansion or doesn't have the equipment to support expansion, it won't matter how much Rich supports expansion.

 

You tend to not get what you don't ask for. If he doesn't plan on expansion or ask for funding for expansion/growth, funding won't even be considered.  So, it definitely makes a difference. Imagine if he just went along with the proposed budget and didn't ask for anything else. Do you honestly think Congress would have forked over more than requested??

 

 

I don't know what Amtrak CEO's have asked for since A-Day. I know how much new we've gotten since then and that's not much.

 

 

Let's say I offer you $75 to clean my house. And you say, "I'll do it for $90." And I respond, "Sure!" Now you have $90 and that's great.

 

Alternative scenario:

I offer you $75 to clean my house. And you say, "Deal!" Now you have $75.

 

Do you now see why it makes a difference what the CEO asks for?


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