IMPACT OF WORK CUTBACKS ON NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Work planned under the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project, to improve high-speed rail passenger service between Boston and Washington, has been cut back substantially to stay within the project's budget--now $2.5 billion. According to project officials, reductions in planned work from January 1979 to the present will likely reduce ontime reliability; passenger comfort; passenger, crew member and public safety; and increase Amtrak maintenance costs. These officials believe that additional work cutbacks will probably be necessary.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is an interim report on a forthcoming broader view of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project. A previous report (CED-79-38, Mar. 29, 1979) covered changes in the project's planned work up to and including January 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20548
  • Publication Date: 1980-10-31

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  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-81-23 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM