It wasn’t just airplanes that were grounded right after Tuesday’s terrorist attack out east. Amtrak’s Kevin Johnson says all passenger trains nationwide were pulled over at the nearest siding or depot.They did a quick security check of engines and cars, and asked freight companies to check the tracks, and were back to regular operation by six P-M. After things are back to normal, Johnson says the train will always be a part of a complete national transportation system.He says you can take people out of planes or cars and alleviate congestion there, and have an integrated transportation system. Plans for several high-speed rail corridors throughout the nation’s heavily traveled routes include Iowa.In the Midwest Rail Initiative’s ten-year plan is included a Chicago-to-Omaha route. Johnson says passenger train travel and high-speed rail is an important part of a complete transportation network.
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