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Why Amtrak has never been a smooth ride

(Source: Bloomberg, March 16, 2018)

NEW YORK — It’s been a tough few months even by the standards of America’s beleaguered passenger railroad, Amtrak. Five people were killed and more than 160 injured in two major accidents — a derailment and a collision with a freight locomotive — since December. Within a three-week period in January, three Amtrak trains struck automobiles at train crossings, killing four in the automobiles; one of those trains, which struck a garbage truck, was carrying Republican members of the U.S. Congress to a retreat. Amtrak service has long been a target of slights and complaints, yet it soldiers on.

Full story: Bloomberg

Friday, March 16, 2018

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