FY 19 Funding - Apparently Safe

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FY 19 Funding - Apparently Safe

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:50 am

Trains' Newswire reports for Fiscal Year '19, Amtrak will get $1.9B of Federal funding again.

Unchanged from FY 18, but a "mighty good haul" for a program perpetually on the chopping block.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... ak-funding

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WASHINGTON — The budget compromise that Congress passed last night and is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump today funds Amtrak at $1.9 billion, equal to last year’s level, according to a summary document issued by House Democrats. The bill also includes $670 million for rail infrastructure improvements.

Incidentially, the "National Emergency" will have no effect upon that appropriation. The $6B will come, if it comes, from the likes of the Defense Department and Homeland Security's "petty cash drawer".

Finally, I would not be "holding breath" expecting any "experiential" enhancements. Lest we forget, the boss comes from a world of "pushback to ding ding; Flight Attendants prepare..." done safely and efficiently.
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