NARP Responds to Attacks on Amtrak on Wisconsin Public Radio
May 27, 2014
Written By Jenna Jablonski
Today, NARP's Vice President Sean Jeans-Gail spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin to speak about the potential impact of Congressman Paul Ryan's budget proposal for Amtrak and the future of passenger rail in America:
According to Joy Cardin’s guest, starving Amtrak of funds would deny commuter service to tens of millions of Americans and eliminate more than 20,000 jobs. He says that’s exactly what Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed budget would do, and that we need to invest more money in Amtrak and passenger rail.
You can listen to the entire segment online.
"It is an honor to be recognized by the Rail Passengers Association for my efforts to strengthen and expand America’s passenger rail. Golden spikes were once used by railroads to mark the completion of important rail projects, so I am truly grateful to receive the Golden Spike Award as a way to mark the end of a career that I’ve spent fighting to invest in our country’s rail system. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it has been my priority to bolster funding for Amtrak, increase and expand routes, look to the future by supporting high-speed projects, and improve safety, culminating in $66 billion in new funding in the Bipartisan infrastructure Law."
Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
March 30, 2022, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his years of dedication and commitment to passenger rail.