House Subcommittee considerig bill with significant cuts to Amtrak in Budget

ap-amtrak-ridership-4_3_r536_c534Today, the House of Representatives Transportation Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee is considering a bill that will slash Amtrak’s budget by a third in 2014–putting Amtrak’s future very much in jeopardy.

To make matters worse, the bill, if passed, doesn’t include even a dollar for the High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program.

 Click here to tell your representative to reject this bill and fully fund Amtrak and high speed rail.

If this bill passes, the future of passenger rail in the United States will be in peril.  President Obama proposed that the 2014 budget include $6.7 billion for passenger rail.