As Amtrak ridership increases, the railroad faces more budget cuts

09/20/2011 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

Amtrak ridership is increasing, but it faces the elimination of 150 weekday trains if a bill passed by a House subcommittee is approved. The bill would give Amtrak $227 million for its 2012 budget, but it would require that no federal funds be used on short-distance lines. "The GOP plan penalizes states that have made investments in passenger rail, some of which have contributed toward costs for nearly 40 years," said Amtrak Board Chairman Tom Carper.

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