eNewsletter for February 25, 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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