Colorado Senators Support Amtrak Funding

CO Senators support Amtrak

Colorado’s U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have written supporting continued funding for Amtrak’s long distance trains. The April 6 letter went to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The Senators noted that President Trump’s proposed budget would likely eliminate the California Zephyr and the Southwest Chief, “causing harm to the Colorado communities with stops along their routes.” They added that the cuts may affect the new Winter Park Express.

“We believe long distance Amtrak lines have proven to be a vital program for rural communities in Colorado and throughout the nation and therefore warrant continued support from Congress,” the Senators wrote.

PDF of the letter from Senators Gardner and Bennet