Amtrak awaits funding decision, launches fleet renewal

07/26/2010 | ProgressiveRailroading.com · RailwayAge.com

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $1.96 billion in funding for Amtrak. Although Amtrak asked for about $666 million more than that, the allotment is still more than what the Obama administration has recommended. Meanwhile, Amtrak took a step forward in its fleet renewal program by ordering 130 single-level "Viewliner 2" train cars from CAF USA.

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