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Thank Congress for Passing the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, just after midnight, the House finally passed the Senate version of the surface-transportation reauthorization that has morphed into the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA).  Thanks to this historic bill -- Amtrak will receive a guaranteed minimum of $4.4B per year under this bill to upgrade their physical infrastructure and equipment, with another potential $3.8B in authorized funds and another $8.8B a year that will be distributed by the USDOT through competitive grant programs. 

This means that Amtrak passengers will see newly refurbished train interiors and brand new trainsets; expanded and upgraded train stations and platforms; additional frequencies that offer more convenient travel options and connections; and new energy-efficient locomotives. Passengers will also benefit from the less glamorous upgrades to our aging rail infrastructure that will eliminate delays, add capacity and reduce trip-times: new bridges, rebuilt tunnels, upgraded signals, additional sidings, crossovers and double-tracking. These upgrades will touch every part of the existing system—and, we hope, lay the foundation for dozens of new corridors across the U.S. 

[Read President & CEO Jim Mathews' message to passengers on this monumental event]

This is a huge victory for the advocacy and organizing work of this organization, our supporters, allied groups, and passengers across the country. 

Use the form on the right to check if your members of Congress voted for this legislation and pass on your thanks as a passenger! 
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