Amtrak, States Ask U.S. for Infrastructure Funds

Sanchez, Humberto
June 2004
Bond Buyer;6/30/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31916, p4
Trade Publication
Reports that Amtrak and a group of state transportation officials asked Congress to provide money over five years to help fund rail infrastructure projects in corridors around the nation. Amtrak's five-year plan to improve the quality of the national railroad's infrastructure; Components of the proposed rail capital infrastructure program; Amtrak's capital funding request.


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