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Senate Approves Amtrak Funding

At the end of September, the US Senate voted 74-24 for a $13 billion bill towards Amtrak development. The money will go towards safety measures, operating expenses, railroad repairs, and a grant to encourage states to expand their railways. High gas prices are increasing train ridership in the US, and an increase in reliability and convenience will make it easier to ride Amtrak. More congressional action is needed so funding may not be allocated for another year or two. Read more.