Action alert—Congress must be clear with Amtrak: More trains!

September 07, 2018
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The future of Amtrak’s national network is still uncertain. Amtrak’s new leadership seems to be operating with the understanding that it must cut its way into cost-efficiency. Of course, we know these cuts will only result in a loss of riders and revenue, negating any savings.

Congress needs to tell Amtrak the opposite: we need more trains, and a stronger national network.

Committees are in conference this month, reconciling differences in language between House and Senate appropriations bills. Now is the time to send a message to your elected officials!

There is both an immediate need to support language that will ensure the Southwest Chief continues to run, and a longer-term need to give Amtrak the funding it needs to buy new train equipment and add service.

This all starts with Congress sending a clear message to Amtrak, written in the language of dollars and cents: run more trains, not fewer.

We’ve made it easy to share this message with your elected officials. Please send a message now!

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