CDOT does not have enough engines, coaches, dispatchers, track workers/track machines, power dept linemen, C&S personnel, mechanics, mechanical shops to even consider running their own railroad. And that's just a short list!! I won't even get into track use fees, and having to create their own roster of train crews. CDOT has reaped the benefits of MN crews, personnel and equipment maintaining every inch of track and every piece of equipment they've ever used for 30 years. The idea of CDOT either starting their own railroad or subcontracting the work to some cost cutting low bidder is just laughable. The problems plaguing the New Haven Line are not the fault of the unions or MN. The blame for the condition of service on the New Haven Line can be laid at doorstep of the politicians in Hartford, not the board room of the MTA.
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I'm stuck on a sandbar on Cape Cod, and I couldn't be happier!!!