The Boston Business Journal reports the T and Amtrak have resolved a legal beef that at one point led to Amtrak threatening to terminate Acela service north of Providence.
The Journal reports the T will pay Amtrak $20 million a year for Acela service. Amtrak had initially demanded $29 million a year.
The two rail operators had long had an agreement under which the T would pay for maintenance of tracks while Amtrak would handle dispatching - which gave its trains priority over commuter-rail trains.
The T sued last year when Amtrak began demanding payments similar to those made by other states along the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Virginia. In its suit, the T noted it was the only state to own the tracks in its segment of the corridor and pointed to the long-standing agreement. Amtrak said the T wasn't even paying its bills for maintaining the tracks.