US Senate Appropriations Committee Meets Thursday July 27
The US Senate Appropriations committee will meet Thursday July 27 to decide its proposed budget for FY2014.
Will you take a moment to ask your senators to support high-speed rail and expanding Amtrak?
Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development made its recommendations. The numbers are a little better than the House's proposal, though not by much.
If the subcommittee's proposal is adopted, Amtrak would receive a modest $1.45 billion. Enough to get by another year, but not enough to expand or modernize Amtrak's fleet. High-speed rail would get a paltry $100 million. That's better than the House's proposed $0, but still laughable.
Please click here to tell your senators that this isn't good enough. High-speed rail needs at least $4 billion and Amtrak $2.6 billion.
We can get an expansion budget for Amtrak and high-speed rail, but only if we act now.
Thanks for keeping up the fight.