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Washington, D.C. - The Rail Passengers Association celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to deny the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) petition for a writ of certiorari. The AAR asked the Supreme Court review the D.C. Court of Appeals’ July 2018 decision that would grant Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) the ability to determine on-time performance metrics and standards for passenger trains.
In a statement, Rail Passengers President and CEO Jim Mathews said:
“This is terrific news for everyone who relies on trains to get to work, to school, to visit friends and family, and it's even more important for our disabled, seniors and veterans for whom trains are a lifeline and late trains are a threat.
“Today’s decision vindicates the position this Association and our coalition partners have taken for years in court filings, briefs and letters to regulators.
This article first appeared on www.railpassengers.org
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