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Amtrak to request $1.6 billion today

(Source: Politico, March 18, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The passenger railroad puts out its newest budget and policy request to Congress today it includes $1.62 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, up from around 16 percent from the $1.39 billion for this year. Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman is using the new request, a nine-page document, to argue for fully funding long-distance passenger routes that for years have had their costs hidden by the profitable Northeast Corridor.

Full story: Politico

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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