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STB Asks Tough Questions About Late Trains.
The Surface Transportation Board won’t make a finding on Union Pacific’s responsibility for the Sunset Limited’s horrible delays until at least the first quarter of next year, the Board’s Sunset investigation schedule suggests, and a second phase to assess damages might not be finished until close to the end of 2024.
Amtrak first filed its complaint last December.
Plus, regardless of the outcome, UP says it plans to challenge STB’s authority to award damages in connection with metrics and standards investigations anyway, claiming the PRIIA law’s language granting STB that authority is unconstitutionally vague.