Joe Biden will soon be riding a safer, better train home to Wilmington.
Congress passed a $13 billion bill last week to increase Amtrak’s funding. The legislation follows a record year of 28 million riders, a double-digit percentage increase over the previous year. The bill nearly doubles Amtrak’s yearly funding to $2.5 billion. It creates a program to encourage states to expand and repair their rail systems and requires the installation of positive train control technology, which automatically stops trains that run a stop signal.
It seems that, at least in this case, Congress is paying attention to the growing demand for safe, reliable public transportation across the country.
written by Bryan, October 11, 2008
written by iso 17025, October 11, 2008
written by TheGeek, October 12, 2008
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