Amtrak station grab no slam dunk

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 24, 2018

Amtrak is on notice by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that should it discriminate against other railroads sharing access to Amtrak’s wholly owned Chicago Union Station (CUS), it could face regulatory discipline.

The Aug. 22 STB decision responds to an April filing by commuter operator Chicago Metra (Metra) seeking a declaratory order that STB oversight extends to CUS, notwithstanding Amtrak’s statutory immunity from federal economic regulation.

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