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Amtrak Funding in FY 2018 Budget

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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) officially began service in May 1971. Amtrak serves more than 500 stations in 46 states and operates over a network of more than 21,000 route miles. Ridership is over 2.7 million people per year. If funding for long distance trains is cut and the trains eliminated, a number of jobs will be lost, people who have limited travel options will be left without viable transit. Amtrak accounts for a minuscule portion of the budget and the impacts of its losing long distance trains will only enhance a transportation decline.

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May 4th, 2017
Monty C. from Pueblo, CO writes:
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Keep Amtrak and expand it, not cut it back. People in remote areas of this country need it. Also many people would lose their jobs if it is cut back. I would be very dissappointed if it was cut and will vote only for those who want to keep long distance passenger trains.
May 4th, 2017
Monty C. from Pueblo, CO writes:
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Keep Amtrak and expand it, not cut it back. People in remote areas of this country need it. Also many people would lose their jobs if it is cut back. I would be very dissappointed if it was cut and will vote only for those who want to keep long distance passenger trains.
May 4th, 2017
Monty C. from Pueblo, CO writes:
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Keep Amtrak and expand it, not cut it back. People in remote areas of this country need it. Also many people would lose their jobs if it is cut back. I would be very dissappointed if it was cut and will vote only for those who want to keep long distance passenger trains.
Apr 7th, 2017
Someone from Horseshoe Bend, AR writes:
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We need Amtrak!
Apr 4th, 2017
Sanjay D. from Seattle, WA signed.
Mar 22nd, 2017
Someone from Cedar Falls, IA signed.
Mar 20th, 2017
Someone from Green Valley, AZ writes:
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there are people who can not fly due to a multiple of reasons. Keep the long distance trains!
Mar 20th, 2017
Mary B. E. from Glenwood, IA writes:
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Please save the funding for Amtrak. Amtrak should be increased and not have their funding cut. It is still the safest and best way to travel long distance.
Mar 20th, 2017
Wayne R. from Slater, IA writes:
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What are they doing taking away funding from the best way to travel across our great land. W should be increasing funding for Amtrak instead of going the direction of cuts. The government has already made enough mistakes with taking out track for transportation of goods. Lets cut the bleeding.
Mar 20th, 2017
Someone from Grass Valley, CA signed.