MCL1981 wrote:Both good points. I think that in general, there is a completely missed PR opportunity for Amtrak. According to Northwestern U statistics, cars have 17x more fatalities per million passenger miles than trains. Can you imagine how effective that kind of advertising is, especially in the corridors? Cascade, Midwest, and NEC are all snowy corridors with bad traffic. A TV short of someone texting-driving-drinking coffee on a snowy road contrasted with a passenger enjoying a coffee and ipad in a big comfy biz class seat? Gold.Gilbert B Norman wrote:But how many who witnessed or learned of that move are going to conclude that rail travel is unsafe and "you'll never catch me on that".Probably none. Pictures and video of the scene showing way worse damage than that have been out since minutes after the crash. Witness and NTSB statements about events leading up to the crash are already out, including the speed. Seeing that being moved is not telling anyone anything they don't already know.
Additional tagline: "the heat is already on when you get in our cars".
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