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2022 Day on the Hill - Resources

RailNation:DC - Spring 2022

Rail Passengers Association's annual one-page ask for Amtrak and passenger rail. Provides an overview of the programmatic funding requests and specific policies and legislation that Rail Passengers is advocating for in the coming year.

Legislative + Grant Request for FY2023

Informational One-Pagers

Passenger rail fact sheets, updated through 2022, produced by the Association’s professional staff.

Economic Benefits: A Connected America is not only good for passengers but good for America’s cities and towns, an economic engine in the communities it serves.

Environmental Benefits: Modern passenger rail can carry large numbers of people further, faster, and more efficiently than ever before.

High-Speed Rail: High-Speed Rail is an efficient mode of transportation that can move a large number of people quickly along densely developed corridors.

National Network & Rural Mobility: Amtrak’s National Network forms the foundation of passenger rail service in the U.S., bringing economically viable mobility to rural areas and small towns.

Northeast Corridor & Gateway: The current NEC infrastructure is at a turning point.

On-Time Performance: Poor service from many host railroads has caused chronic and excessive delays for millions of riders who rely on the Amtrak system.

Project Pipeline

Key transportation committees are again asking Members of Congress to submit local priorities. We're compilling a list of shovel-worthy passenger projects to help you reach out to your elected officials and recruit their help in advancing important projects in YOUR backyard.