FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2010
Contact: Media Relations
AMTRAK STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PLAN
Modernization of Amtrak’s intercity passenger rail fleet
WASHINGTON – “President Obama’s infrastructure investment plan to advance the development of a high-speed rail network and modernize Amtrak’s intercity passenger rail fleet is a smart move with major benefits for increasing personal mobility, jump-starting job creation and improving the environment.
“President Obama understands passenger rail is a key component of America’s transportation system and connects the nation in ways no other mode can. We applaud his vision for the future and his commitment to make the needed investments now to advance and bring to reality the next generation of passenger rail.”