Saving Amtrak, Saving Commuters

More than 850,000 commuters a day rely on Amtrak or its infrastructure to get to and from work, and it simply makes no sense to reduce funding so severely that it threatens the very existence of the system.

The funding we secured today only represents about two percent of the Department of Transportation budget, while 50 percent of the Department's spending will continue to go for highways, and nearly $20 billion will go for air travel.

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