Me too. Although, I wouldn't mind if the SCA"s could scan itIt's interesting to learn of others experiences regarding their ticket being scanned or not. It's appreciated information for me. I would still, however, prefer, seeing my ticket being scanned by the Conductor.
I probably just imagined the scene being a bit more confrontational than it actually was.I was there. The attendant wasn't. The manifest said the room was unoccupied. He wanted to clear things up right away. All guesswork, of course.
I would doubt that would happen. Unlike VIA Rail, there is a very clear division of craft responsibilities, between the operating train crew, and the on board services employees, as per their union contracts. An attendant may inform the conductor of a passenger's presence according to the manifest, but the actual lift or scan of the ticket would be by the conductor, or assistant....Me too. Although, I wouldn't mind if the SCA"s could scan it
It does - I've obtained some older versions of the service standards manual that way a few years ago. Haven't done so recently. Processing time is usually months, though, so patience is definitely a virtue working with Amtrak's FOIA department.Does the Freedom of Information Act apply to Amtrak by any chance?
Newer ones are now available pretty easily. Very often organizations or agencies don't make things available on public sites, because it isn't worth the time or effort to make a tiny audience happy. Or the culture of the agency supports secrecy for no intelligent reason. I have a cousin who needed some information from an old FBI investigation (80 years prior) for a book he was writing. They were being their normal obstructionist self righteous idiots. So my cousin sued them in Federal Court and won. Not wanting to be beaten, the FBI appealed to the DC Circuit, and fought to preserve their ability to shield documents from public view, and ultimately prevailed. Since the majority of the material was later discovered to be public record available through the National Archives, it only serves to remind us how some of our tax dollars are spent. An interesting read about a murder of an anthropologist that took place on a reservation in 1931, not a national security interest kind of story.It does - I've obtained some older versions of the service standards manual that way a few years ago. Haven't done so recently. Processing time is usually months, though, so patience is definitely a virtue working with Amtrak's FOIA department.
Does anyone have any stats on occupancy rates for the sleeping car service?
I imagine if finding out is important enough to do the research, you could do fake bookings each day to see how many are available, until you get an idea...?I don't imagine that Amtrak releases such stats.
Travel will need to stabilize more before any measurement is relevant.I know that before they discontinued the car back in 03, they have 60-70% load factor.
On the (re)inaugural 67, there was only one other passenger in the sleeper car (aside from MilesInTransit going to BBY).