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February 5, 2014

N.M. to study cost-sharing of Amtrak route

The Southwest Chief's route might be changed, causing some communities to lose passenger service if the rail operator can't reach a new deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe.


July 3, 2013

Amtrak loses power to hold freight accountable for delays

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington threw out a law passed to enforce a requirement that freight trains give priority to passenger trains on tracks they share.


February 20, 2013

HSR projects creating conflict for freight

While Amtrak pays private companies in the middle of the U.S. to run its low-speed passenger trains on freight rail tracks, high-speed trains will need their own tracks, depriving the freight rail system of some of that revenue.


September 12, 2012

Metrolink crash survivors reflect 4 years later

Many survivors of the crash say that the $200 million settlement, the maximum allowed under a U.S. law that caps damages in train crashes, is too little to cover their injuries.


May 17, 2012

N.C. CATS, freights reach rail agreement

The lease agreement outlines the operating and construction parameters along the 2.7-mile segment, such as fair rental value of the property, construction plan review, lease negotiation and other expenses, and an adjustment for anticipated future appreciation of the leased property.


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