Veterans Wants Amtrak Discounts Reinstated

Veterans groups are pushing back against Amtrak’s termination of ticket discounts for military veterans.

They’ve launched a petition at change.org seeking to pressure Amtrak into restoring the discounts, which were ended in late March.

At issue is a program formerly known as Veterans Advantage, which offered discounts of 15 percent to members and their families.

Amtrak continues to offer fare discounts to active duty military members.

The Veterans Advantage program, which began in February 2001, ended along with standing discounts for members of AAA and the National Association of Railroad Passengers, now known as the Rail Passengers Association.

Amtrak has said that is has ended the discounts in favor of discounted Saver fares that require purchase at least 14 days in advance of travel as well as periodic fare sales.

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