Wednesday, October 31, 2007

U.S. Senate approves $11.4 billion for Amtrak over 6 years

Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would provide $11.4 billion for Amtrak over six years providing a stable subsidy for the national passenger rail service.

The bill passed the Senate 70-22 meaning it has strong support and is more likely to go through.

More federal money for Amtrak means they'll be able to have more trains running, will be able to make repairs and infrasturcture enhancements more quickly resulting in better service overall. Hopefully this would keep fares flat as well. All good things for the Philly-NYC commuter.


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