Amtrak - News, updates, upgrades, etc

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https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/infrastructure/press-release/21278137/us-department-of-transportation-dot-usdot-awards-more-than-233-million-in-grants-to-upgrade-intercity-passenger-rail-service

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Macomb, Illinois

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Amtrak will resume service to British Columbia on September 26.

Unfortunately the NYC-Montreal train remains suspended.

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Is this a covid thing?

I don’t think it’s Covid related, since the other two US-Canada trains have resumed service or are resuming service this month. In fact, it’s not clear at all what the hold-up is. Here is the latest article:

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Yup. Forbes is a pro-business publication. Amtrak is not really a business; it’s a public service that also collects money from passengers, but it’s main goal is not to turn a profit, it’s to provide the service of moving people from place to place. I am incredibly pro-Amtrak.

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Oh gosh

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Amtrak is scrambling to restore long distance service.

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