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    Chicago Union Station Metropolitan Lounge During Pandemic

    Read the posts linked below. In fact, you might find the entire thread interesting. https://www.amtraktrains.com/threads/cz-chi-rno-and-back-for-jul-4th-weekend-what-should-i-document.77462/post-847204...
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    Incident in La Plata

    Still no info on the nature of the issue that caused the conductor to ask him to leave the train.
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Now that you mention it, I've seen them in the deli department of supermarkets that have a salad bar.
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    Daily service (maybe)

    Maglev? Is that still a thing?
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    I prefer speecy spicy meatballs. :)
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    Safety and environmental issues with Amtrak's Flex Dining concept

    The EPA, as we knew it, doesn't exist in the current administration.
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    Ferries, Ferries, and still more Ferries

    :) Love the theming on the first one. Cleopatra's barge, I presume.
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    Covid-19: How satisfactory is Amtrak cleaning?

    Yes. That would be especially worrisome.
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    Vonlane Bus Has A Texas Liquor License

    As a coronavirus defense, the local transit agency in Orlando has installed locking plexiglass shields that isolate the driver on transit buses. I don't know whether these are also available for deluxe motor coaches.
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    Covid-19: How satisfactory is Amtrak cleaning?

    A Google search says that the term "germ" includes viruses. One source says, "The term “germs” refers to the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease. " Be that as it may, I heard some TV doctors say on the news that breaching the virus' outer shell "kills" it...
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    Safety and environmental issues with Amtrak's Flex Dining concept

    Why would they need to use a special truck? Wouldn't any refrigerated truck do? There's no need for the scissor lifts.
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    Ferries, Ferries, and still more Ferries

    Is that the "House of Terror"? 😲
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    Safety and environmental issues with Amtrak's Flex Dining concept

    All straws were paper when I was growing up, and we got along just fine. IMHO, plastic straws are are one of the most senseless and wasteful inventions ever.
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    First time traveling on train advice/help

    I would think that bad form during the current situation. I would not be happy to learn that a stranger had been sitting in my room an hour before I boarded, with no intervening cleaning.
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    Alton, IL

    Probably not a scam; just a malfunction.
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    First time traveling on train advice/help

    I believe somebody posted that they had been banned during the pandemic. That makes sense, as native American communities reportedly have been hard hit.
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    Rapid Overland Xpress ("ROX" Bus)

    The food looks better then Flex dining. :D
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    Eastern Sleeping Car Passengers Pre-Order Meals

    Will it include reserving a sandwich or muffin for breakfast?
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    Amtrak has declared war on LD trains

    The author says Amtrak is eliminating the Meteor. Aren't they planning to run the Meteor & the Star on alternate days?
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    First time traveling on train advice/help

    I think the point was to differentiate them from the on-board employees, who make a living wage without tips.
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