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Amtrak vs. freight railroads: Shippers, you are impacted

(Source: Railway Age opinion column by Jim Blaze, November 26, 2019)

NEW YORK — A headline story says that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has introduced a bill that would allow Amtrak to sue the freight railroads for preventing Amtrak from meeting suitable on-time performance standards. The senator alleges, “By empowering Amtrak to hold the freight railroads accountable ... we can improve Amtrak’s on-time performance and save taxpayer dollars. The people of Illinois — and Amtrak riders nationwide — deserve assurance that they can arrive at their destination in a safe and timely manner.”

Full story: Railway Age

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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