Sunday, July 06, 2008

Amtrak in Line for a Big Funding Boost

A June 27, 2008 article by Martha Lynn Craver in The Kiplinger Letter comments that rising gasoline prices are helping convince Congress that it's time to give the national railroad a shot in the arm. The bill authorizes funds to buy new passenger cars and other equipment, rehab bridges and repair tracks.

The House bill commitee report is here: PASSENGER RAIL INVESTMENT AND IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008

More money for Amtrak means improved rail cars and tracks and should lead to better travel experience for Philly-NYC commuters.


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