[NSInvest] Norfolk Southern announces service changes in response to upcoming Positive Train Control deadline

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Wed Oct 21 21:40:30 EDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:10 PM, Phil wrote:

Wow. Am I understanding this correctly that VRE, MARC, and Amtrak won’t run
> on NS starting January 1st due to the PTC issue?
Just a little bit of gamesmanship by the railroads, who face fines under
the current PTC law for not having the system activated by the deadline.
Several shots have been fired by the railroads, NS just upped the push for
Congress to act. By hitting the DC area and a number of critical Amtrak
routes, NS has upped the ante. If CSX joins in, the rest of MARC and VRE
will be out of service, along with more critical Amtrak routes. Expect that
despite the recent history of gridlock, Congress will do something to
extend the deadline for PTC implementation.

Bruce in Blacksburg
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