By Robert Naiman (Contact)
To be delivered to: David George Alexander McLean, Chairman of the Board of the Canadian National Railway Company
One easy thing we could do to reduce U.S. carbon emissions that contribute to climate chaos would be to get more Americans to take trains more often. When you take the train, your marginal contribution to carbon emissions is basically zero.
More Americans would take the train more often if they had greater trust that the train would almost always be on time. Unfortunately, Amtrak passenger trains are often delayed by freight trains, like the Canadian National Railway, which owns the former Illinois Central line between Chicago and New Orleans, among others in the U.S. (You can share other examples or your story of passenger train delay in your comment with your signature.)
Tell the Canadian National Railway to stop delaying Amtrak passenger trains so we can get more Americans to ride the train and reduce our carbon footprint by using infrastructure we already have.
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