Davis Applauds Recovery Act Funding for Illinois Rail
For immediate release
March 26, 2009
Amtrak Also Announces $90.8 Million to Rehab Train Cars
Representative Danny K. Davis (D-IL07) applauded the decision by theNational Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) decision to commit $80million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act toIllinois to modernize Amtrak's repair shops and improve accessibilityand security at Amtrak stations and facilities in the state. Davisalso praised Amtrak’s announcement of $90.8 million to rehabilitatetrain cars for return to service.
The funding announcements today are part of the $1.3 billion included in the Recovery Act for Amtrak. Congress provided that $450 million be used for capital grants for security improvements, including life-safety improvements at Amtrak facilities. The Recovery Act also provided that no more than 60% of the funding could be used for capital improvements on the Northeast Corridor.