eNewsletter for February 25, 2013   March 2nd, 2013

This new Federal bill could increase the State’s payment to Amtrak up to 25 million dollars from about 100 million which would blow a hole in the budget of State Rail Program. The service which would be charged more is the Surfliner. This is because 3 Surfliner Trains which predate the State subsidizing local service that California wasn’t being charged at the same rate as the other Surfliners. These 3 trains connect with Long Distance Trains will now be charged to the State for 100% of what are called avoidable costs but often are Amtrak’s fixed costs. NB

February 25, 2013 Part 1  February 25, 2013 Part 2

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This entry was posted on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 AM and is filed under eNewsletter.