We've entered the final stretch of legislative work ahead of the October 1st deadline for a coronavirus relief package for America’s intercity rail network and public transit systems. With operators struggling to keep the trains running during the pandemic, these essential services are rushing towards a financial cliff.
This is our last opportunity to get Congress to pass a coronavirus relief package for trains. If we succeed, we preserve daily service across Amtrak’s National Network and keep transit running for our nation’s essential workers. Failure to act by Congress could result in dire consequences for the U.S. transportation system—including the elimination of an unknown number of State-supported and long-distance routes, and deep cuts to public transit and commuter rail.
Our members have already delivered almost 10,000 messages to hundreds of Senators and Representatives in our campaign to preserve service.
We are asking you to call your members of Congress using the form to the right. Tell your story of how these cuts would affect you while including the Association's ask and conditions.