The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) has introduced a new era for America’s rail passengers, launching several important new passenger rail programs and providing guaranteed multi-year federal funding to upgrade and expand the national passenger rail network.
Now, the passage of the debt ceiling compromise has thrown this progress into question. Facing hard budget caps, appropriators are going to have to make hard choices. That's why we need America's passengers to speak up about the benefits of investment in Amtrak and passenger trains:
- New Amtrak equipment for routes across the U.S.—an investment which has already led to new manufacturing jobs for American workers.
- Upgrades to stations across the National Network and NEC [see the Federal Railroad Administration’s NEC Project Inventory List for more details on projects that are ready-to-build]; and
- New and upgraded passenger rail corridors from coast to coast.
Join the Rail Passengers Association in asking Congress to fully fund rail programs at the authorized levels established by the BIL!