Amtrak May Suspend Some Service if Safety Deadline Isn't Delayed

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  • Train control technology required by Dec. 31 under law
  • House, Senate working on legislation to extend mandate

Joseph Boardman, Amtrak President and CEO.

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The head of Amtrak warned Congress that some passenger rail service outside the Northeast corridor will be suspended if lawmakers don’t extend a Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to install safety technology.

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