Extend the NEC definition ?

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Extend the NEC definition ?
Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 8:33 PM

Here is an article that has many possible outcomes and this poster has no idea what it all means.

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/frank-n-wilner/no-fingerprints-on-nec-track-grab.html?channel=00

 

 

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Posted by schlimm on Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:11 AM

Minus all the speculation and purple prose, it is just reporting on an easily overlooked piece in a Congressional bill that would extend Amtrak ownership of the track south of Union Station.  This would prevent the VRE from appealing to the STB in the event of a dispute.

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Posted by oltmannd on Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:52 AM

Maybe Amtrak should concentrate on becoming competitive for commuter contracts rather than trying to win them through extortion.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:23 PM

oltmannd

Maybe Amtrak should concentrate on becoming competitive for commuter contracts rather than trying to win them through extortion.

Amtrak was not able to win the MARC operational contract, despite playing the Nazi Collaborator card against Keolis for their French railroad heritage.  Bombardier got the contract.

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