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Critics of the return to passenger rail service along Florida’s East Coast tracks are invoking President Donald Trump in an attempt to bolster support.
In a July 24 letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Assistant Secretary Lana Hurdle, the well-heeled residents’ group, “Concerned Citizens Against Rail Expansion,” contends that the Brightline private commuter rail service could have a negative impact on the safety of the part-time Florida man who now occupies the White House. 286 more words
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http://ift.tt/2va9RHy Illinois is making plans to ask for yet another extension to complete work on the Chicago-to-Moline passenger rail connection, according to a state official. No final decision has been made yet on whether to seek the extension, the official said, but if it happens, it would be the second consecutive year that Illinois has […]
MOLINE – Under President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, overall Amtrak funds would be cut by $2.4 billion, or 13-percent.
The document also states the budget would help the Transportation Department focus on “vital federal safety oversight functions and investing in nationally and regionally significant transportation infrastructure projects.” 193 more words