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Senate committee approves bipartisan $78 billion rail and transportation safety bill

(Source: Washington Post, June 16, 2021)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ó The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bipartisan $78 billion transportation funding bill on Wednesday designed to boost the competitiveness of the nationís freight networks, improve its passenger rail system and make highways safer. The five-year bill includes $25 billion for passenger rail, mostly as grants to Amtrak, a funding boost at a time when the network is pitching ambitious expansion plans.

Full story: Washington Post

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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