Big Changes May Be Coming To The Way The U.S. Travels By Train

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:49am
Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:43pm

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An Amtrak Train in Bristol, Pennsylvania
Marc Glucksman/Amtrak
An Amtrak train in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

Dramatic changes may be coming to the way train travel works in the United States.

There has been discussion about increasing ridership in more populated areas while potentially de-emphasizing long-distance travel.

Amtrak is looking for nearly $3 billion from Congress over the next decade or so to move toward a new collection of trains for its long-distance fleet, and that’s only a fraction of the overall budget costs.

So what is the short-term future of U.S. train travel?

To learn more, The Show spoke with Sean Jeans-Gail, vice president of policy and government affairs for Rail Passengers Association.

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