Train wreck: Deriding the Rails. (Citings).IN NOVEMBER, THE Amtrak Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corp., authorized to operate virtually all intercity passenger railroad routes in the United States. Amtrak was created by Congress in 1970 in response to more than two decades of continuous operating deficits by privately run Reform Council concluded that the federal passenger rail service is "not capable of delivering the improvements...that are needed."The 6--5 vote came just as many Amtrak routes Amtrak operates the following passenger train routes.
Name Route Origin Numbers Frequency
Acela Express Boston - Washington, DC (high-speed rail) PC more than daily
Adirondack Montreal - New York via Albany D&H 68-71 daily
were packed for the first time in years, as travelers shied shied 1
Past tense and past participle of shy1.
the past of shy1 or shy2 away from the delays and perceived risks of air travel. The rail company has required $25 billion in subsidies during its 30 years of service.
Now the council has 90 days to come up with a plan for reorganization Plan for reorganization
A plan for reorganizing a firm during the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. ; meanwhile, Amtrak itself must develop a liquidation strategy. Congress will then review the two schemes and choose a course of action-which could be to do nothing at all. One possibility would be to shift responsibility for running the trains over to states or to private entities while the feds manage infrastructure.
In the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile , Bombardier Inc., the builder of Amtrak's high-speed Acela trains, has sued the railway for $200 million. Bombardier accuses Amtrak of failing to describe accurately the poor quality of its track and failing to complete a new electric traction system between New Haven New Haven, city (1990 pop. 130,474), New Haven co., S Conn., a port of entry where the Quinnipiac and other small rivers enter Long Island Sound; inc. 1784. Firearms and ammunition, clocks and watches, tools, rubber and paper products, and textiles are among the many and Boston on time. Because of these problems, says the company, the new "high-speed" trains are anything but. Indeed, the upgraded trains are forced to make turns at the same 35 mph clip of older trains.
Bombardier further claims that Amtrak took two years to decide on draperies for windows, 18 months to choose door chimes, and two years to determine where appliances would go in galley cars.