It is not fair to use ridership stats from April 2020 to justify cutbacks to Tri-weekly

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It is not fair to use ridership stats from April 2020 to justify cutbacks to Tri-weekly
Posted by highball6868 on Monday, August 3, 2020 12:50 PM

Travel is up to Vermont and Michigan and to points in the upper -Midwest by the number of plates from NY/NJ/CT that I see on the road. Amtrak is missing a opputunity to take traffic away from the Airlines. Is is easyer to social distance on a train then a plane a by openeing up the windows and doors on the ends of the cars to get some fresh air is better the being a on a flying petri dish

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, August 3, 2020 1:56 PM

Opening windows? Where?  And leaving the boarding doors open on a moving car is very unsafe.

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Posted by Backshop on Monday, August 3, 2020 2:08 PM

If the OP is seeing more out-of-state license plates, that means that people are driving themselves, not flying.  The GART (Great American Road Trip) has returned. Most don't know it, but airplanes are constantly drawing in outside air.  It is changed every 2-4 minutes.

 

https://www.tripsavvy.com/air-quality-during-your-flight-54164

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:59 AM

In regards to the thread title.   They are only threatening tri-weekly service and using it as a hedge to get Congress to pay for losses for running LD service at below 50% capacity, which I think is fair since Congress is telling them not to abandon or reduce the LD network.    If Congress mandates it should fund the mandate.   Which seems to be an alien philosophy on one side of the aisle in to Congress some of the time.    However, money does not grow on trees.

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