Wednesday, March 28, 2007

House votes for full national Amtrak network, defeats anti-overnight route bill

A nice victory yesterday on the Hill: the House voted 299-130 to include the national (aka long-distance) routes in funding for security enhancement.

The strength of the vote shows that the consensus on the Hill for an investment in a national passenger rail service network is growing and solidifying. That's very good news.

To see how legislators voted, click here. Be sure to either thank or admonish your Representative.

Thanks to NARP for pointing out the vote both before and after. If you're not a member of NARP, sign up here and get on their email list.


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