Feds Move To Save Amtrak Regulatory Power Over Railroads

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 8:56 PM EST) -- The federal government asked a Washington, D.C., judge on Monday to issue an order largely preserving a federal statute allowing Amtrak to set performance and scheduling standards along the nation's passenger railways, even though the D.C. Circuit already struck down the statute as unconstitutional last year.

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Transportation filed a motion with the D.C. federal court requesting the entry of a final judgment that "severs" an arbitration provision in the Passenger Railroad Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, but preserves the...
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