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February 26, 2015
Julius Parod

February 26, 2015
Julius Parod
Over 200 people packed an auditorium in downtown Rockford to show their support for the already-funded Chicago-Rockford Amtrak line at a special Illinois Senate Transportation Committee hearing called for by Steve Stadleman, D-Rockford.
February 23, 2015
Julius Parod

Did you see the big news out of Illinois last week? Governor Rauner's new proposed budget – designed to solve Illinois' serious fiscal challenges – calls for cuts to dozens of programs, including passenger rail.

February 18, 2015
Shira Orlowek
Governor Rauner just announced major reductions in funding for Amtrak and Metra, including a nearly 40% cut for state-supported Amtrak operations. Other transit cuts include PACE and CTA. Can you let Governor Rauner and your elected representatives know you won’t stand for these cuts?
February 13, 2015
Julius Parod
If you’ve been reading media reports about the T&I Amtrak reauthorization bill you’re probably hearing a lot about cats and dogs.
February 12, 2015
Julius Parod

On February 5, 2015 the House T&I Committee introduced a bill to fund and reform existing Amtrak operations. With similar low rates of funding as previous years, it’s yet another status quo bill that we’ve come to expect from Congress.

February 12, 2015
Julius Parod

Media Release

Contact: Julius Parod

Phone: 773-334-6758
Email: Julius@JustBuildIt.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 03, 2015
Julius Parod
President Obama just released his FY2016 budget proposal – and it calls for significant funding for passenger rail.
January 27, 2015
Julius Parod
The ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee sees the dilapidated state of America’s infrastructure and has a plan to do something about it.
January 27, 2015
Julius Parod
Over time the gas tax has become an important source of funding for many types of transportation, including transit. In the future it could include inter-city trains. However, because of political pressure, it has remained stagnant for decades, leaving our infrastructure underfunded and behind the times.

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