Tell Congress to fund high-speed rail and Amtrak!
Despite record ridership and federal investments, passenger trains are at risk.
Just as our country has begun investing in fast trains, short-sighted politicians have vowed to stop the projects in their tracks.
We need more and better trains to make our economy stronger, connect our cities and regions together and reduce our reliance on foreign oil. Fast and frequent trains are a critical part of keeping America an attractive place to live and locate a business.
Congress returns to Washington, DC this week. Friday is the deadline for passing a continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown. Since spending bills must originate in the House, the Senate will consider the CR passed by the House two weeks ago. The House bill eliminates the high-speed rail program, slashes Amtrak funding, and eliminates funding to expand transit. It even eliminates all un-obligated high-speed rail funds from the stimulus and the 2010 budget.
Please call your Senators and let them know that you want faster and more frequent trains, not less. Input your zip-code below to get their phone number and then send a follow up email.
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