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Tell Congress to Include Passenger Rail in Coronavirus Aid Bill

March 17, 2020

We need your help.

In a letter sent earlier today to the heads of the House and Senate committees on appropriations, the Rail Passengers Association asked Congress to also provide funding for intercity rail operators, commuter railroads, and public transit agencies to offset their steep revenue losses.

Now, we need YOUR help. Please join us in asking Congress to provide financial assistance to keep Amtrak, private rail operators, and transit agencies running in the face of this unprecedented stress facing our transportation system.


We need passengers to speak up to ensure these rail systems are able to restore pre-COVID-19 levels of service on all existing routes once travel restrictions are lifted, and to bring back any employees who have been furloughed as a result of the reduction of service levels.

Thank you for your help!

Sean Jeans-Gail, Vice President of Policy + Gov't Affairs
Rail Passengers Association