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Tuesday’s tragic PHL area Amtrak Derailment highlights Amtrak funding issue

NTSB Chairman Sumwalt surveys scene of Amtrak derailment, Philadelphia

A word of silence for the souls of those killed and injured in the derailment of northbound Amtrak train #188, a train I have ridden about a half dozen times.

The issue of “why” is in part related to the question of our collective owners as taxpayers of the Northeast Corridor infrastructure and “nominal shareholders” of the Amtrak operating company.

This “who is responsible issue” is addressed in this news report.

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