at least one car per train, where feasible, for pets, so that passengers "may transport a domesticated cat or dog in the same manner as carry on baggage. "That provision was included by Rep. Jeff Air Max Women Thea
Just before the bill passed, a GOP amendment to eliminate all federal subsidies for Amtrak failed on a vote of 147 272. That will force Amtrak to reinvest profits from the heavily used route back into the Northeast Corridor to help improve train speeds and passenger service, rather than diverting those profits to help Womens Nike Air Max Foot Locker subsidize 15 unprofitable long distance routes around the country. The bill also gives officials in 19 states greater input in deciding service changes and budgets for routes they help subsidize in their states; streamlines environmental reviews and other regulations involved in approving constructions projects; and directs Amtrak to take certain steps to eliminate operating losses for food service aboard trains. But the biggest breakthrough, at least for train loving pet owners, is a provision allowing passengers to bring dogs and cats on board. Under a pilot program, Amtrak will designate Cheap Nike Air Max Womens Size 6
Democrats in voting for the bill; 101 Republicans voted against). It keeps spending for Amtrak at nearly current levels about $1. 4 billion a year for the next four years, and includes other reforms aimed at improving the railroad's fiscal performance. That disappointed some of the passenger rail service's supporters, who had hoped for increased funding to help Amtrak improve its deteriorating infrastructure and update aging rail cars and equipment. But many Republicans, backed by conservative groups including Club for Growth and Heritage Action, say the overall federal passenger rail subsidy of $7. 2 billion is too much. The groups argue the spending reforms don't go far enough and warn this would be scored as a "key vote" in their influential ratings of conservative lawmakers.
, who says he's been pushing for pets on trains since he was prevented from taking his French bulldog on an Amtrak train several years ago. On a post on his Facebook page Feb. 19, Denham wrote, "Lily often accompanies me when I fly across the country, and it just doesn't make sense that I can bring her with me on a plane, but she can't come with me on a train. "A former Phoenix Suns player accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz. , was released from jail Saturday afternoon. Scottsdale police say Chapman stole the items from the Apple Store at the Scottsdale Quarter on seven separate occasions over the span of several weeks. According to public records, Chapman owns or rents a residence in the neighboring development of Kierland Commons.
partisan vote, the House Wednesday approved an Amtrak funding bill that will keep the trains running for another four years, and allow some pets to ride along on the intercity passenger rail service. The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act passed on a vote of 316 101 (132 Republicans joined 184 Womens Air Max 90
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Chapman was not reachable for com.
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