Tennessee Rail Passengers' Response to Changes at Amtrak

Rail passengers across the nation are concerned about recent changes and proposed changes involving Amtrak's long-distance routes.

The Tennessee Association of Railroad Passengers will offer a response; however, we want our response to truly reflect the views of our members and others in our state who utilize Amtrak.

If you are a Tennessean and consider yourself an Amtrak customer, a potential Amtrak customer, or someone who benefits from the presence of Amtrak service, please take a moment to complete this survey.

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* 1. Are you concerned that Amtrak management eliminated traditional dining car service on the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited routes?

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* 2. Are you concerned that Amtrak management eliminated all ticket/baggage offices at stations that handle less than 40 passengers per day?

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* 3. Are you concerned that Amtrak management proposes to split the Southwest Chief (trains 3 and 4) into two routes with a "bus bridge" in between?

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* 4. Are you concerned about the direction that Richard Anderson, President of Amtrak, is leading the company?

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* 5. How should TARP, the Tennessee Association of Railroad Passengers, officially respond to the recent and proposed changes at Amtrak?

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