WaPo: AMTRAK excited about potential for expansion

The Washington Post reports Amtrak is hoping an ally in the White House might mean expanded service.

President Biden, who rode Amtrak for more than three decades during his time in Congress, is calling for an unprecedented boost in federal aid for trains — a turnaround for a railroad that for decades has struggled to draw financial support and, until recently, faced funding cuts under the Trump administration.

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” Biden said recently at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to mark 50 years of Amtrak service. Intercity rail, he said, can “play a central role in our transformation in transportation and economic future, to make investments that can help America get back on track — no pun intended.”

As someone who loves ridin’ the rails, I’m on board with this idea! (No pun intended!)

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