Amtrak Appropriation for FY23

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Feb 2, 2005
This might not be the best place to post this but I think it’s very relevant to dining/lounges/food service enhancements. After digging through last months FY23 omnibus the network trains took a substantial haircut in operating funding compared to FY22. (NEC received 50 percent increase in operating funding). Very similar to the favoritism shown in BOD appointments. I know RPA is concerned especially with this management and the flawed accounting practices. My bet is next summer the flexible dining will still be in place. Below from RPA Steve Musen..

“The NEC gets $1,260,000,000 for FY2023 compared to $874,501,000 in FY2022. Up to $5,000,000 to be used for the activities of the NEC Commission in addition to their guaranteed funds in the IIJA.
The Remaining National System (editor's note--state-supported less than 750 mile routes and the long-haul trains)
$1,193,000,000 for FY2023 compared to $1,456,870,000 in FY2022.”