Amtrak lowers 2013 funding request on improved finances

02/5/2012 | TravelPulse

Stronger financial performance has allowed Amtrak to request less operational support from Congress in its fiscal year 2013 Grant and Legislative Request. In its filing, Amtrak requests $450 million for projects in 2013, compared with $466 million it received for fiscal year 2012. "Amtrak's request for less federal operating support is a strong statement on just how much this railroad has improved its management and financial health," said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman.

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