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by Jim Mathews, President and CEO
The Supreme Court today rejected the Association of American Railroads' petition to hear an appeal of a crucial victory for passenger rail last summer in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, clearing the way for Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration to again work together to set metrics and standards for on-time performance and to defend your right to be on time.
This is terrific news for everyone who relies on trains to get to work, to school, and to visit friends and family. It's even more important for our disabled folks, seniors and veterans for whom trains are a lifeline and late trains are a threat.
After a decade of litigation, briefs, filings, letters, claims and counterclaims, this long-running saga ended with just 22 simple words: "The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.
This article first appeared on www.railpassengers.org
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