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Amtrak, North Atlantic Rail Alliance Seek Support for Passenger Rail Proposals [Updated June 14, 2021]   [open pdf - 913KB]

From the Document: "Two organizations have recently released multi-year, multi-billion dollar proposals for investment in intercity passenger rail. One, the federally owned passenger railroad Amtrak, seeks roughly $75 billion to add or initiate service on dozens of routes across the country by 2035. The other, the private North Atlantic Rail Alliance, would spend an estimated $105 billion to construct a new high-speed rail alternative to the existing Northeast Corridor (NEC) line from New York to Boston, plus new or upgraded branch lines. Both organizations have requested various measures supportive of their plans to be included in federal legislation. Some of these--though not all--were included in bills advanced by the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee (H.R. 3684, the INVEST [Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation] in America Act) and introduced in the Senate (S. 2016, the Surface Transportation Investment Act)."

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CRS Insight, IN11688
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2021-06-14
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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