To watch what I was referencing: a link can be found here https://www.railpassengers.org/happenin ... 8-20-2021/ - watch the second video shown with the long distance VP.
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electricron wrote:Great, during the pandemic when Amtrak took half the cars out of service because they killed half the trains, they did not take the opportunity to repair them as they sat idle. Disappointing to say the least. What did they do with all the "Cares Act" funding they got last year because of the pandemic, pad their personal pockets? How stupid can anyone be? Did they really believe the pandemic would last forever?Where to begin ...
gokeefe wrote: ↑Sun May 23, 2021 8:55 pm Where to begin ...Yes. I am getting a kick here out of the people criticizing the withdrawal of the lounge car and flexible dining but still point to VIA's Ocean service as how Amtrak should be doing things instead - when the Ocean ISN'T EVEN RUNNING!
1. There was no money to make repairs (if they were even needed) because there were no revenues.
2. CARES Act funding paid for crews paychecks not "padding pockets".
3. Amtrak is not stupid.
4. No they knew it would end and have done a good job of stewarding their agency through the worst travel market since the Great Depression.