California has 2 sets ready short of cab cars but its Amtrak thats holding them up. Siemens fixed the issues for California but Amtrak waited months to start certifying them.I am wondering if anyone can throw any light on what exactly is going on with the induction of Venture Cars from the Midwest/California order into service, or shall we say lack thereof. It seems like Brightline and VIA are having no problem introducing their cars into service while the State order is stuck in neutral gear for months growing to years. What gives?
The first sets here (short of cab cars) were suppose to be entering service in California now.
this was the June 2022 plan between Caltrans and the JPAs
That is almost certainly a California cab car