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Democrats propose billions for airlines, transit in virus relief bill

(Source: Roll Call, September 29, 2020)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats are making a last-ditch effort to help the flailing airline industry avert tens of thousands of layoffs on Oct. 1, tucking into their latest COVID-19 aid bill $25 billion to extend payroll support for passenger airlines through next March. It includes $2.4 billion for Amtrak, including $569 million to help states and commuter rail providers pay Amtrak for state-supported route and commuter rail use of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Full story: Roll Call

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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