Amtrak’s $2.1B Acela upgrade may miss 2021 planned start

AMTRAK'S UPGRADE to the Northeast Corridor may miss a planned start of paid customer service in 2021. / BLOOMBERG NEW FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
AMTRAK'S UPGRADE to its Northeast Corridor rail service may miss a planned start of paid customer service in 2021. / BLOOMBERG NEW FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
WASHINGTON – Amtrak’s $2.1 billion upgrade to its high-speed Acela rail service between Washington and Boston may miss a planned start of paid customer service in 2021, according to the railroad’s internal watchdog. Delays in delivering new high-speed trains for the project and other “management weaknesses” have eliminated any cushion in its timetable to begin…

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