Amtrak CEO Outlines Plans for Spending $66 Billion From Infrastructure Funding

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Amtrak CEO Outlines Plans for Spending $66 Billion From Infrastructure Funding

The federal money would also help Amtrak tackle climate change

An Amtrak train departs 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Amtrak plans to use the $66 billion in funding it receives from the newly passed federal infrastructure bill to advance rail projects along the Northeast Corridor and possibly expand service to 160 communities across the country, the head of the passenger rail service said.

The federal money would also help Amtrak tackle climate change.

“We have a clear vision for how we want to grow our business and reach more of America,” Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn said in a statement to NBC News on Sunday.

After months of political negotiations and gridlock, President Joe Biden spoke on Saturday morning to celebrate the passage of his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill late Friday night.

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