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Amtrak could cut service over vaccine deadline


Amtrak passengers may be facing service cutbacks in January. The rail system’s president is blaming employees who haven’t gotten vaccinated. Stephen Gardner says about 95 percent of Amtrak workers are at least partially vaccinated. The rest face a Jan. 4 deadline set by the Biden administra­tion. Amtrak’s president says if enough workers resist getting vaccinated, Amtrak expects to cut some train frequencie­s across its network in January. Gardner told a congressio­nal panel on Thursday that the reductions would last until March or whenever Amtrak can fully staff up.

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