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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- 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.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-10-31
- Pagination: 46 p.
- TRT Terms: Budgeting; Costs; Government funding; High speed rail; Maintenance of way; Passenger comfort; Quality of service; Railroad tracks; Safety
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak
- Geographic Terms: Northeast Corridor; Northeastern United States
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Finance; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00330164
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-81-23 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM