- Oct 3, 2021
- Sarasota, Florida
Amtrak Eyes STB Investigation Into ‘Substandard’ Sunset Limited Service - Railway Age
Amtrak in December called on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to initiate an investigation into “substandard” customer on-time performance for Sunset Limited service between Louisiana and California. Host freight railroad Union Pacific (UP)—which Amtrak said will likely be the prime focus...
Above is a link to a "Railway Age" article today regarding a STB hearing concerning the horrible performance of the "Sunset Limited". I second this and propose that stiff fines be levied on the carriers who host the trains that consistently force them onto sidings for passing freight trains. Schedules could be improved and on time performance would help attract passengers. Also, the "Sunset Limited" should go to daily scheduling as well. How fast can the shops get the Superliners on the sidelines back into operation to achieve this. Enough. Get going and do it now.