Action alert—Congress must be clear with Amtrak: More trains!
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!
October 11, 2018
Presentation on the California State Rail Plan by Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary for Transportation - State of California
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
The best way to see how fast, frequent, and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.
Hopefully, you can join us in Rome on November 3rd to see how Italy has implemented the Phased Network Approach: building segments of high-speed line that benefit many communities at once.
You will ride high-speed trains of two competing companies, visit great stations and learn about local transit systems. An optional add-on to Bari on the Adriatic coast may include a visit to a construction site. Here are some highlights: