Rail

Amtrak loses millions on food, beverage service

Posted on August 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak's food and beverage cars have lost $833.8 million over the last decade, including $84.5 million in 2011, according to testimony at a congressional hearing last week, USA Today reported.

Reasons for the losses include undercharging customers despite higher costs, and theft.

Possible solutions discussed included using café cars instead of dining cars on long-distance routes and replacing the food and beverage service with vending machines or food service carts. For the full story, click here.

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