Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems

Posted on April 24, 2017

By: Emma Fitzsimmons, The New York Times

When Amtrak’s new chief executive took responsibility for two recent train derailments at Pennsylvania Station in New York, it was a low point for a railroad already confronting a series of urgent challenges.

Commuters have long complained that the station is overcrowded and dreary, but now Amtrak had acknowledged that its tracks were in poor shape and not being properly maintained…

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