News Wire: Amtrak now aims to continue running all routes, even if they aren't PTC-compliant

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, September 17, 2018 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In written testimony at last week’s congressional hearing on positive train control, Amtrak backed away from earlier statements indicating it would not operate on lines without PTC. The written testimony by Scot Naparst...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/17-amtrak-now-aims-to-continue-running-all-routes-even-if-they-arent-ptc-compliant

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Posted by oltmannd on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:39 AM

The most likely event occurred.  This should calm down some of the worst conspiracy theories...

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Posted by Convicted One on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 5:53 PM

oltmannd
The most likely event occurred.

Reading the News Brief on page 11 of Trains' November '18 issue, it now appears that Amtrak is specifically "calling out" the veracity of Trains magazine's reporting of this topic. To which Trains magazine has now countered, in print, that they stand behind their original reporting.

Who do you trust more?

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:41 AM

Remember, we are now in a country where 'the truth is not the truth'.  YMMV!

         

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Posted by Convicted One on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:03 PM

BaltACD
we are now in a country where 'the truth is not the truth'

ROFL!  Yeah....I'm likely growing more cynical with age, but I've come to conclude that it's  probably always been that way,  it's just that with pervasive media coverage,  we are now just more aware of the way those in control operate. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:32 PM

Frankly, I am just happy the trains will continue to run!

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:08 PM

+ 1 dave

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Friday, October 12, 2018 12:46 PM

daveklepper

Frankly, I am just happy the trains will continue to run!

 

+1 Dave.  And another +1 for a bringing in a fresh breeze in a thread of tedious cynicism.

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