Amtrak Acela at Boston Station. Photo via Flickr- Loco Steve
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak
lost its power to assess blame when its trains are delayed and to have a say in whether freight railroads causing those holdups are penalized, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek
report. 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, which they do in most of the U.S.Amtrak
, which tracks and publishes its delays in monthly reports, cited freight-train interference as the most common type of delay over the past 12 months, the report said. For the full story, click here
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