President Obama’s 2013 Budget Request Continues Commitment to Passenger Trains

President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request has a clear intent to continue the modernization and expansion of America’s intercity passenger rail network.

The Obama Administration is proposing an additional $6 billion for passenger trains immediately as part of a larger jobs-creating initiative that looks to build on recent economic growth through investment in America’s infrastructure—much of which is in serious disrepair.  The 2012 rail money will be broken down into two pots, with $4 billion going to network development and $2 billion going towards system preservation.

Click here to read a statement from the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP).