U.S.: In transportation bill, a call for finer dining on Amtrak

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; June 29, 2020

When the head of Amtrak faced the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in November, Rep. Steve Cohen unloaded his frustration with the railway — specifically, the food service.

Remembering a trip from Memphis to Chicago as a child when he sampled “outstanding French toast” and the “thickest, finest filet mignon,” Cohen lamented Amtrak’s decision in September to replace that with what it calls “flexible dining” — a service of pre-packaged, reheatable meals. 

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