Chairman John Mica (FL-07) spoke to reporters outside of a McDonald's on Friday, August 2nd to highlight outrageous taxpayer subsidies for Amtrak food and beverage service.
Amtrak losses in food and beverage service have amounted to a staggering $833 million over the last ten years. It costs passengers $9.50 to buy a cheeseburger on Amtrak, but the cost to Amtrak is $16.15 each. Riders pay $2.00 for a Pepsi, but it costs Amtrak $3.40 to serve each of these sodas.
This follows a House Transportation Committee hearing on the matter.