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Amtrak fights Big Oil for use of tracks

(Source: National Public Radio, February 6, 2014)

NEW YORK -- Oil business in North Dakota is creating some big headaches for Amtrak travelers. Trains on the popular Empire Builder route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest are often delayed for hours. One reason for the congestion is an influx of trains hauling crude oil across the Northern Plains. The delays are becoming so bad that a passenger group now wants the U.S. transportation secretary to intervene.

Full story and audio: National Public Radio

Thursday, February 06, 2014

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