U.S.: Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 14, 2020

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) have written to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in support of Virginia’s joint application with Amtrak for matching funds to improve passenger-rail service.

Virginia is pushing for funding under the USDOT’s Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program to retire many of Amtrak’s existing rail cars, many of which are more than 40 years old.

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