Amtrak’s Passenger Rail Cut Proposal Raises Safety Concerns

Posted on Feb 03, 2011

Amtrak trains leave out of Newport News, Virginia (VA) on a daily basis, and soon light rail will be zipping around Norfolk as well.  So, it doesn't bode well that a group of congressional Republicans has proposed eliminating or trimming 100 government programs by $330 billion over 10 years.  One of those programs is funding for Amtrak  which would be slashed by $1.57 billion.  Also intercity and high-speed rail grants that would be slashed by $2.5 billion.