Amtrak Seeking $3.65B From Congress

Amtrak this week sent a budget request to Congress seeking $1.95 billion for its national network in fiscal year 2024.

The passenger carrier also is asking for $1.7 billion for the Northeast Corridor and almost $9.7 billion in additional funding.

In its General and Legislative Annual Report and Fiscal Year 2024 Grant Request Amtrak said the $3.65 million it is seeking is a figure set by Congress in 2021.

A year ago Amtrak asked for $3.3 billion overall, with about a third of that devoted to the Northeast Corridor and the rest to the national network.

This years request would allocate about 47 percent of the funding to the Northeast Corridor.

Amtrak noted that it wants to spent $202.6 million for its Long-Distance Improvement Program, which includes infrastructure investments.

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