Amtrak Spending $72.5M on Station Improvements

Amtrak said last week that it will spend $72.5 million in station improvements in fiscal year 2019, which ends on Sept. 30.

The carrier said in a news release that it spent $19 million in FY2019. Those figures do not include general repairs performed and managed locally.

This year projects will be launched at 53 stations in 35 states, including large-scale work at 23 stations.

Much of the money being spent this year is for bringing stations into compliance with standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Amtrak said much of the work is for long-overdue renovations at facilities where travelers have had inadequate bathroom facilities or were forced to board trains from platforms that are no higher than tie level.

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