right to preference

See: priority
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The right to preference can be restricted under certain circumstances, but this right of the people cannot be removed completely.
In addition, under federal law, Amtrak has a statutory right to preference in the dispatching of intercity passenger trains before freight trains.
Therefore, Amtrak is now asking the STB to investigate the causes of delay on that service, and to award damages and other relief if violations of Amtrak's right to preference are found.