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Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

The head of Amtrak questioned whether an ongoing study of replacement options for the troubled, 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to major passenger rail projects. "There is no money. There is no leadership. There is no delivery of what we need for the future of this nation," said Joseph Boardman, Amtrak's president and CEO, in an interview. "The resources necessary to rebuild the infrastructure of this nation do not seem to be on the radar in a way that actually delivers an action plan." Boardman called on Congress to create a designated...

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