- Jul 5, 2019
Does anyone have an update on the Cardinal becoming a daily train? I realize that this is not a priority for either Amtrak or Anderson. Just hoping.
This is a thread on the Cardinal. There is no post by Dog Rancher that I see in this thread. If you do, could you please point us that way? Thanks.Replied to Dog Rancher...Grover Beach to Burbank is the Pacific Surfliner...they hand out boxes in business class in the afternoon called "#TRAINTREATS"
I suspect the can will be kicked down the road one or two years with a continuing resolution which reauthorizes everything at the same funding levels. This year, Congress is going to be very busy investigating the criminal activities of Mr. Trump, and it will "suck all the air out of the room". Advocates should lay the groundwork for 2021 by talking to staff members at their Representatives' and Senators' offices (or, indeed, the offices of those campaigning to replace said Congressmembers), so that the ideas are in circulation in Congress for early 2021 after the 2020 election. Collecting support from states and cities and other organizations en route will also help.Yeah, only one more set needed as long as they can continue to do a reliable same day turn in Chicago.
Truth be told, the entire future of the LD network is pretty much up in the air until Congress states their collective position in the Reauthorizatin Bill maybe later this year, or sometime next year. They do need to get a surface transportation reauthorization in place in order to be able to continue collecting the federal gas tax I am told.