QUALITY OF AMTRAK RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE STILL HAMPERED BY INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT
After 4 1/2 years of effort, U.S. rail passengers cannot consistently expect on-time service in clean and comfortable cars. If the public is to be provided with acceptable service, Amtrak must take more aggressive action to minimize its lonstanding and well-publicized problems. Many of these relate to the repair and maintenance of passenger cars, locomotive and other equipment necessary to keep trains operating. Amtrak's program to improve maintenance has been costly, ineffective and slow. The General Accounting Office is making recommendations to help correct the deficiencies.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1976-6-8
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Inspection; Locomotives; Maintenance management; Maintenance practices; Passenger comfort; Passenger service; Planning; Productivity; Service stations; Shopping facilities; Vehicle maintenance
- Old TRIS Terms: Car maintenance; Locomotive maintenance; Passenger car servicing facilities
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00138361
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: RED-76-113
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM