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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Boardman Wants Rolling Stock
Railway Agereports Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman has written to Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi advising that the railroad will seek a $1.4 billion appropriation in FY 2010 to purchase new rolling in order to expand service. The request includes "60 electric locomotives for the Northeast Corridor, 25 single-level dining cars, 75 baggage cars, 25 single-level sleeping cars, and 130 bilevel cars for short-distance routes.