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
Like us on Facebook at
Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts