Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Comparing Amtrak's Appropriation against the MTA Budget

It's starvation in comparison!

Check out today's news listing from Progressive Railroading Magazine. According to the first story, the US House has appropriated $900 Million for Amtrak in '07. This compares with a $1.3 BILLION appropriation in '06!

Then, read the second story. Los Angeles MTA has budgeted $720 Million for Rail Operations, and an additional $57 Million for Metrolink!

Amtrak gets $900M for nationwide passenger service. LAMTA has $777M for Los Angeles and environs alone!

Does anyone else agree as to how absolutely CRAZY the funding for Amtrak truly is?


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