Is Amtrak leveraging the pandemic to permanently cut train service?
(Source: Railway Track & Structures, July 7, 2020)
NEW YORK — Amtrak is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021. The celebration may be muted, however, due to the animosity Amtrak faces and, indeed, has faced throughout the 49 years since the agency took over most of the privately operated U.S. passenger train operation on May 1, 1971. Essentially, Amtrak was formed to relieve ailing railroads from the burden of operating unprofitable passenger trains.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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