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By Tim Leeds 

House Appropriations orders Amtrak to go on new track


A report from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee very directly tells Amtrak to reverse course on plans on some cuts and shifting of funding of long-distance trains to state governments.

“The Committee strongly reminds Amtrak that Section 24701 of title 49, United States Code, requires Amtrak to operate a national passenger rail system,” the committee said in its report June 4 on its planned markup of the 2020 Transportaion and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. “Further, the Committee directs Amtrak to seek any potential changes to the National Network through th...

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