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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Joseph Boardman
Vice President Joe Biden got a peek at Amtrak's newest locomotive Thursday and used the occasion to call for more infrastructure investment, stressing the importance of an improved transportation system.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting that patients face higher risks of injury because of morning drowsiness.
A federal partnership was unveiled Thursday involving the Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation, along with Amtrak, that will seek to combat human trafficking by training more than 8,000 front-line transportation employees and Amtrak police officers to identify trafficking victims and perpetrators and report suspected cases.
Amtrak and Maryland transportation officials will meet with riders after a handful of problems with MARC train service over the past two weeks.
"We're rebuilding this railroad so that we have a global competitiveness," he said.
Built by Siemens in Sacramento, Calif., the locomotives are safer, smoother and more efficient than the current fleet, Amtrak president Joseph Boardman said.