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  by Tadman
ExCon90 wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 9:44 pm they might reject it just because they didn't think of .it -
And welcome to the world of Amtrak. you hit the nail on the head.
  by Tadman
west point wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 11:49 pm Right now Amtrak's #1 priority is to get more revenue cars on to trains as quickly as possible. These proposals to use these sources for additional cars might slow down the process if personnel would have to drop their work on cars to go for training and differences on a different piece of equipment?
Like what could provide cars faster than shipping them across the country and putting them in service immediately? Maybe update their 90-day inspections. This takes a week. Maybe a month if you consider how slow things go some days. Even execute a short-term lease to cover the next year while the paperwork is ironed out.