By Keith Laing - 09/12/13 07:41 PM EDT
The AASHTO said that Amtrak is currently operating 21 "state-supported" routes in 15 states.
Thus far, only Virginia has reached a deal with Amtrak to keep its intrastate service running.
Wright said the shorter distance trains have proven to be popular since their introduction in 2008.
“State supported corridors account for approximately 50 percent of Amtrak’s annual ridership,” Wright said. “Any disruption to continuing service to the state supported corridors goes against AASHTO’s support for an integrated, comprehensive national transportation system.”
Congress is expected to attempt to pass a new version of the PRIIA this fall.