Amtrak testimony: our ridership is hurting due to freight delays

An Amtrak executive told federal regulators on Thursday that delays on freight rail lines that it shares track with could hurt ridership on the nation’s passenger rail service.

The comments came at a field hearing of the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB), which the company has asked to investigate the on-time performance of the Canadian National Railway (CN)….

Vice President of Operations DJ Stadtler told the Transportation Department board at a hearing in Fargo, N.D., on Thursday that the repercussions of delays on shared tracks like the ones in Illinois are felt in other areas of the company’s business.

From The Hill