Wow...! I would love to have been on that!supermop wrote:New York Subway r44s have a record top speed of 141 kmh, which was achieved while testing on LIRR tracks.
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Not sure where they will actually be able to go 125mph but they will also be entering service from 2021 on.
Let's hope track upgrades are funded to let them work to their potential.
To be honest it may never have crossed his desk - Amtrak is not a federal agency but rather essentially a government owned corporation, with funding coming from both the federal government and states for specific services. States can and do work with Amtrak to purchase new equipment that will run on services in their region. Congress controls the federal portion of that funding and applies various rules to it, but the executive branch has very little involvement in operations or procurement. Those are typically handled within Amtrak internally by its quasi-corporate structure. Probably the more they keep their nose down, the smoother their sailing through this administration...Kevo00 wrote:That's got to be good news - I am surprised Trump would let them do this!
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