The map above shows what Amtrak services might look like if President Trump’s budget cuts go through as planned. According to the National Association of Railroad Passengers press release:
The proposal cuts $2.4 billion from transportation, a 13 percent reduction of last year’s funding, and includes:
- Elimination of all federal funding for Amtrak’s national network trains, which provides the only national network service to 23 states, and the only nearby Amtrak service for 144.6 million Americans;
- $499 million from the TIGER grant program, a highly successful program that invests in passenger rail and transit projects of national significance;
- Elimination of $2.3 billion for the Federal Transit Administration’s “New Starts” Capital Investment Program, which is crucial to launching new transit, commuter rail, and light-rail projects.
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