Senate Committee OKs $2B for Amtrak in FY2020

Amtrak would receive $2 billion under a federal fiscal year 2020 transportation funding bill recently adopted by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

That would be a $58 million increase over FY 2019 funding. The bill, which provides $86.6 billion in transportation related funding, was approved on a 31-0 vote.

Amtrak’s appropriation would include $1.32 billion for the national network and $638 million for the Northeast Corridor.

The latter includes $100 million for Amfleet I equipment replacement and $255 million for Consolidated Rail Improvement and Safety Investment grants: $255 million

The passenger carrier would also allocated $300 million for state of good repair grants and $2 million for restoration and enhancement grants.

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One Response to “Senate Committee OKs $2B for Amtrak in FY2020”

  1. Robert D Gehron Says:

    Really, two billion out of a 86.6 billion total budget. (About 2.3%) for Amtrak, with more and more baby Boomer’s retiring they should be adding much more service and retaining the dining cars.

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