Amtrak proposes new U.S. safety rules for high-speed trains

01/2/2013 | Bloomberg

Amtrak is considering a revision to U.S. rail-safety standards that would allow it to replace its Acela fleet with lighter and faster cars in the Northeast, said Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman. The proposed new regulations -- designed for high-speed trains -- "would allow for less use of fuel, quicker acceleration, a different performance profile," Boardman said. "What we're really looking for is a performance specification here."

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