Statement from Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner on the House FY24 Transportation Appropriations Bill - Amtrak Media
"The funding levels proposed in the House FY24 transportation appropriations bill for Amtrak and FRA rail programs will stop the advancement of passenger
Republican 2024 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Funding Bill Threatens the Safety and Reliability of Our Roads, Railways, and Housing Across America
House Appropriations Committee Republicans today released the draft fiscal year 2024 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation makes traveling less safe, ignores low-income families...
- Guts rail infrastructure programs, including a 64 percent reduction to Amtrak, with a majority of the cut to the Northeast Corridor (NEC), which would result in the elimination of service on certain routes, delays to station improvements to comply with ADA, and furloughing its workforce;
- Funding for the NEC has been cut by 92 percent, from $1.3 billion to $99 million.
- Funding for the National Network has been cut by 35 percent, from $1.2 billion to $776 million.
- Eliminates the Federal-state Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail program and cuts the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program in half, kicking the can down the road on major safety improvements for passenger and freight rail at a time when investments should be prioritized for strengthening our rail network and the safety of our rail workers.