Fight Back Against Today's White House Attack on Amtrak
February 10, 2020
The Trump Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget once again calls for the elimination of long distance trains, wiping out funding for almost all Amtrak trains except on the east and west coasts. If enacted, 220 cities and towns would lose train service completely and 140 million people will completely lose all access to passenger trains.
Rail Passengers has worked with Congress to successfully shoot down this proposal three years in a row. We need your help to make sure we go four for four this summer. And with the surface transportation reauthorization taking place this summer, we have a real opportunity to enshrine legal protections for the National Network into law, protecting this essential service from any future attacks.
Rail Passengers has been fighting for better passenger trains in America for over 50 years. We're only able to represent the voice of passengers in Washington, D.C. because of your generous support. Your donate today ensures that future generations of Americans are able to experience the joy of riding trains.
Thank you for your support of America's passenger trains,
Jim Mathews, President & CEO
Rail Passengers Association
"On behalf of Amtrak’s onboard service staff, I want to thank the Rail Passengers Association for honoring their hard work with this award. The past couple years have indeed been difficult for Amtrak onboard service staff – coping with furloughs and job insecurity, adapting to changing protocols and services, not to mention the unfortunate events such as a tragic derailment and a fatal shooting. Nevertheless, our dedicated members at Amtrak have handled these hurdles with the care, attention and diligence for which they’re known. We thank Rail Passengers for their acknowledgement of our members’ hard work and, as always, look forward to seeing you on the rails."
Arthur Maratea, TCU/IAM National President
December 21, 2021, on the Association awarding its 2021 Golden Spike Award to the Frontline Amtrak Employees.