Action Alert: Congress Passes a Continuing Resolution, New Deadline is March 1

Ask Congress to Fund the Federal Railroad Administration at $3.4 Billion in FY2024

Congress passed a Continuing Resolution yesterday, which extends the deadline for the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill to March 1. Congress will now work on the final appropriations bill, which will determine how much funding passenger rail receives for the next year

The Senate and House appropriations bills stand in stark contrast. The Senate THUD Appropriations bill stays consistent with last year’s $3.4 billion in funding for the Federal Railroad Administration. The House Appropriations Committee’s budget included just $1.4 billion. This funding would be spread across Amtrak, high-speed rail, freight projects, and safety. 

It is urgent that you ask your representative and senators to support the Senate’s $3.4 billion as the minimum funding level for the FRA in 2024. 

Please contact your members of Congress today, and share this with anyone else who cares about connecting our country with fast, frequent, and dependable trains!