Amtrak Says It Needs $4.9B In Funding To Avoid Layoffs

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Amtrak Says It Needs $4.9B In Funding To Avoid Layoffs
The railroad told Congress that without that funding, 2,400 more jobs are on the chopping block.
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Amtrak says it needs nearly $5 billion from the federal government to avoid service cuts and job losses.

The railroad told Congress today without that funding, 2,400 more jobs are on the chopping block. Amtrak said last month it was furloughing 2,000 employees.

Amtrak is still reeling from the drastic decrease in travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.