TITLE

Amtrak Seeks Congressional Help To Figure out Liability Dilemmas

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
U.S. Rail News;3/10/2010, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on accident liability issues faced by Amtrak which threaten the continued growth of passenger rail in the U.S. Accordingly, the firm already asked Congressional help to figure out the issue, but has found state governments reluctant to take out the insurance policies required before passenger rail service can begin. It notes that the issue affects Obama administration plans for a high-speed passenger rail lines for which eight billion dollar in grants were announced.
ACCESSION #
48849962

 

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