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Amtrak officials respond to high-speed rail questions

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Amtrak officials are "working through the issues" that caused New York state Transportation Commissioner Joseph Boardman to go public with complaints about Amtrak's commitment to high-speed rail traffic upstate, said Amtrak spokesman Daniel Stessel in a report published in Buffalo’s Business Review newspaper.

In November, Boardman sent a letter to Amtrak Chairman John Smith complaining that the passenger rail service was reneging on a deal with the state which would put seven high-speed turboliners in service on the Empire Corridor which runs from Niagara Falls to New York City. Boardman went public with the letter, which accused Amtrak of seeking more state dollars while not doing enough to improve rail service.

Amtrak officials have responded to the commissioner's letter and hope to resolve the conflicts, Stessel said.

"All the issues raised in Commissioner Boardman's letter are being addressed," he said.

State officials are pleased with Amtrak's response and are working with them, said Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Carlson.

Thursday, December 26, 2002

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