Minn. SLB joins with NARP to protest Amtrak budget cuts
A few dozen members of SMART TD and the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) joined together Friday, July 23 at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Union Depot to protest President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to all long-distance rail service currently provided by Amtrak.
Minnesota State Legislative Director Phil Qualy and Local 911 member and NARP representative Cameron Slick organized the protest together.
“Airports are heavily subsidized, roads are completely paid for by the government, I think our country is able to afford a decent train system,” Slick told NBC affiliate KARE 11.
Click here to read more about the protest from KARE 11.
Click here to view a map of proposed cuts of Amtrak.
Click here to view an Amtrak fact sheet.
Click here to view a pdf on the fiscal solvency of Amtrak.