QUOTE(AlanB @ Sep 22 2005, 08:58 PM)
It appears however that the equipment won't be used.
What a waste!
I would like to see Amtrak be able to show off their ability to do things in an emergency. I believe they are needed now more than ever with Greyhound cutting stops, Airlines going bankrupt, and gas prices going sky-high. I have been in a running argument with a person on a local board up here about Amtrak. I have not mentioned that now 2 times in a row, Amtrak might have been in a position to help, and they were not allowed to.
I thank TRE for being able to help out with this evacuation. On the news there is footage of 100 mile long traffic jams, and stories on the radio I heard this morning that cars were running out of gas in these traffic jams.