A Special Message from NARP President Jim Mathews
As 2014 comes to a close, I am truly inspired by the generosity of NARP donors and their continued commitment to supporting the preservation and expansion of our nation’s passenger rail service. Your gifts and willingness to volunteer help fuel our efforts. During my short-term as NARP President, we have already seen major changes and important victories. I believe with your continued dedication, we can finally realize some of the advocacy goals we’ve all shared for nearly 50 years. [Read More]
The Senate passed the House’s continuing budget resolution earlier this week, funding government operations through September 2015. President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill on December 16, bringing a close to the 113th Congress.
As we reported last week, the bill provided Amtrak with the same amount of funding as the railroad received in FY2014, with $250 million going towards operations, and $1,140 million going to Capital and Debt Service.