Within the next week it appears that the House will have the final vote on its COVID Relief Bill. As released, the bill has funding and a mandate for daily service of Amtrak’s long-distance trains. RailPAC encourages all those who value passenger rail to contact their representative and encourage them to vote for the bill. All House members on their web page allow constituents to send a short email. This will be the fastest, easiest way to express your support for daily service. Your email is a vote for daily service. Legislators’ staff members count up these email messages. So communicate your support for daily long-distance service within the next day or so.
Some suggested language:
“Transportation, both local and intercity, is a key factor in the reopening of the American economy. I urge you to vote for the COVID Relief Bill. Especially critical, as the travel industry tries to rebuild, is funding and the mandate for Amtrak’s long-distance trains to return to daily service. Also important is funding for transit systems which will be needed by workers as jobs and traffic congestion return.” Thank you.
Steve Roberts, President RailPAC