Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 12, 2019

President Donald Trump’s fiscal-year 2020 budget request submitted yesterday calls for “restructuring” Amtrak and slashing the railroad’s budget to emphasize shorter distance routes.

Administration officials cited low ridership and large operating losses on longer distance routes for the need to restructure the national intercity passenger rail system.

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