Mayors: Amtrak Needs $1.2B for 2003 to Avert Problems
- Redefining Amtrak's role in the Northeast. Robins, Martin E. // Railway Age;Mar2007, Vol. 208 Issue 3, pG4
The article reports on the proposed governance model for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) that redefines Amtrak's role in the U.S. New Congressional leaders have pledged that reauthorization for intercity rail is high on their list of anticipated accomplishments. Swift Senate passage of the...
- FUTURE SHOCK FOR AMTRAK. Murray, Mark // National Journal;2/16/2002, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p476
Deals with the reason of the U.S. Congress in reducing the fiscal 2002 budget of Amtrak Reform Council. Criticism against the council; Defense of the council about its tasks and its achievement; Discussion on the problem of Amtrak.
- Amtrak's Kummant wants to preserve "national system of long-distance routes.". // Railway Age;Mar2007, Vol. 208 Issue 3, p18
The article reports that Amtrak President and CEO Alex Kummant has asked the U.S. Congress for $1.53 billion in federal funding for FY 2008. Both Amtrak and the Administration are asking for an additional $100 million for matching grants to states to begin the transition of corridor routes to...
- Gunn to states: prepare to pay more for trains. Johnston, Bob // Trains;Dec2002, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p14
Reports on the presentation of a priority-setting budget by David Gunn, president of railroad company Amtrak, beginning October 1, 2002. Background on the budget plan; Original budget allocation asked by Gunn's predecessor; Funds mandated by U.S. House Republicans on long-distance-train losses.
- A Ticking Timetable. Luberoff, David // Governing;Jan2001, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p64
Comments on the pending funding crises of railroad firm Amtrak. Factors that contribute to the forthcoming funding crises; Consequence of Amtrak's inability to become self-sufficient; Estimated capital needed by Amtrak.
- Train stopped a-rollin'? Doherty, Brian // Reason;Aug/Sep95, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p14
Reports on the US House Budget Committee's plans to entirely eliminate Amtrak's federal subsidy by the year 2002. Amtrak coverage of losses using taxpayers' money in 1995; Amtrak problems which are not addressed by reform ideas; Plans for implementation of bargaining process to eliminate...
- Transportation: Study Outlines Problems With $12 Billion Amtrak Bond Plan(91%). Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;9/28/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31233, p5
Cites findings of a study by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office on the impact of passage of legislation that will allow Amtrak Corp. to issue bonds, on the financial position of federal government. Cost to the federal government in allowing Amtrak bond program as compared to authorizing state...
- Funds needed to get rail service on track. Preston, Mark // American City & County;May2002, Vol. 117 Issue 7, p10
Reports that the city and county officials in the U.S. are calling on the federal government to increase the funding for Amtrak in fiscal year 2003. Rural areas that might be affected by budget shortfall for Amtrak; Amount of money needed by Amtrak to ensure continued rail service in rural...
- Amtrak survives "Act I" // Railway Age;Jul2005, Vol. 206 Issue 7, p20
Presents updates on railroad company Amtrak as of July 2005. Amount of federal support voted by the U.S. House of Representatives for Amtrak for fiscal year 2006; Status of the testing of a new-design passenger coach disc brake rotor hub on the Acela Express trainsets of Amtrak.