Please call your representatives this morning! There is a critical meeting at 11am ET on 2/10/21 and we need your help.
The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure released a transportation funding proposal for the next round of COVID-19 funding that includes $1.5 billion for Amtrak and $30 billion for transit, along with mandates to restore daily service on the long-distance trains and bring back workers furloughed due to the pandemic.
This is great news, and was achieved in no small part through your efforts to reach out to your elected officials!
We need your help right now on two critical items. The bill is scheduled to be marked up by the committee today, February 10 at 11am ET. That means we need you to reach out today to contact your representative—particularly if they are on the T&I committee—and:
1. Express your support for Amtrak’s funding and the mandate to restore service and workers.
2. Ask them to oppose the amendment offered by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), which would entirely strip out all funding and restoration mandates for Amtrak.
3. Support inclusion of the $30 billion for mass transit systems.
With the markup scheduled for February 10, 11am ET, the time to act is short!
We have provided a script (to the right) that should be used when calling your representative.
Thank you for taking action!
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