Rail Passengers Group Publishes Report Supporting Amtrak

The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) released a report this week detailing the complex nature of Amtrak’s national network while highlighting the necessity of long-distance trains. The report includes a section on jobs (see screenshot below) as well as … Continue reading

House votes down amendment to defund Amtrak

On Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives voted on various amendments to the Transportation Appropriations bill, including one from Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) to defund Amtrak. Thankfully, the amendment failed with 128 voting in favor versus 293 voting against.  This vote … Continue reading

Update: CSX CEO Harrison fires back at Rail Customer Coalition

A couple days after letters from the Rail Customers and the STB were made public, CSX CEO Hunter Harrison responded in force. He didn’t mince words when he called the Customers’ accusations “unfounded and grossly exaggerated.” He then accused the … Continue reading