by Jeff Smith
Rhinecliff wrote:I have no problem with New York continuing its long tradition of subsidizing intercity passenger rail rail service, but I think New York State needs to take over the operation of the Empire Corridor from Amtrak and turn it over to the Metro-North. Presently, State Senator Bruno's task force is considering the purchase of a special fleet of equipment designated for service on the Empire Corridor. I hope the task force has the presence of mind to insist on a new operator for the service, because Amtrak's beltway management has proven itself utterly unfit for the job.That would definitely be a start. Let MNRR take over Empire Corridor, and you'd have much better coordination, and service alternatives, like restored intercity service to GCT, and potential intercity service into other major destinations from upstate like White Plains. Combine this with the TZB options being considered, and you have some real possibilities.