Amtrak goes straight to STB to restore Gulf Coast service.

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DonNewcomb

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Like the live stream camera that Amtrak put up and streamed to the internet?
Not too familiar with that but for instance, all CSX's Gulf Coast traffic rolls right past the depot in Gulfport. Mississippi and the local community are all for passenger service restoration. If Amtrak asked nicely the city would probably set up some sort of train-cam, car counter or whatever, just for the advancement of the project.
 

TWA904

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Somewhere back when Amtrak first announced the NO - Mobile service didn't CSX say that 8 - 10 more trains could be added on those lines without causing any congestion problems.
 

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They will go to court when the STB makes an award to Amtrak. Guaranted that no matter what STB says they will delay delay delay. Too many egos involved.
Depends on how the mediation clause is written I suppose. Typically, agreeing to mediation often involves also agreeing to accept its determination. But of course we will see.
 

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Mediation means that both parties reach an agreement on all points. Arbritration means a third party sets the terms not the two parties. These RRs have too much at stake and will not agree to any compromise. Arbritration will then be offered which the RRs and probably Amtrak will not accept. The RRs will just keep asking for mediation extensions until the STB finally says no more.

IMO STB will set conditions which these RRs will take it to court. Shopping for a friendly judge probably in the 5th circuit court of apppeals jurisdiction. The 5th circuit has many RR friendly judges and the 5th circuit appeals court is too business friendy.
 
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