DOT’s proposed passenger rights rules will apply the tarmac delay rule to international airlines as well as US carriers.
On Tuesday, June 22, a large tree fellacross train tracks used by the Amtrak interstate passenger rail system between Baltimore and Washington. As a DC-bound train that departed New York’s Penn Station at 9:45 p.m. (45 min. behind schedule) for the over 3-hr. journey pulled into Baltimore around midnight, passengers were informed it would be stopping indefinitely approximately 40 mi. short of their final destination in the capital city. After more than 30 min. of sitting idle, ...
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