#Rally4Trains

Support Amtrak’s Southwest Chief!

#Rally4Trains

What?

Rail Passengers are rallying to voice their opposition to Amtrak’s proposal to substitute bus service along the Southwest Chief route in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.

Why?

Cutting all train service on the Southwest Chief erodes the national network and displaces thousands of passengers who rely on trains for work, recreation and mobility.

Where?

Cuts in one part of a system hurt the whole network from coast to coast. This change would directly affect nine stations, in three states from Dodge city, KS to Albuquerque, NM.

When?

The time to act is now. If Congress doesn’t act immediately to stop Amtrak, rail in that corridor – and the connection between the east and west – could be gone. And, it might never come back.

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Contact Congress

“I support train service on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. Please do not allow Amtrak to substitute buses for trains.”

The best way for you to have an impact is to call your elected representatives in Congress (202-224-3121) to tell them this simple message:

“I support train service on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. Please do not allow Amtrak to substitute buses for trains.”

If you are voter in their district, it is important to also mention that.

If you have a personal story, feel free to share it.

The staff members who answer the phone will likely record your position and notify your representative or Senator. This will make a difference to them.

Activity Tool Kit

Below are some printable and shareable materials you can use to help support the #RallyForTrains campaign.

2018 Advocacy Tool Kit

These documents were used during RPA’s 2018 ‘Day on The Hill’ Office Visits and are available for you to print and distribute!

2018 Policy Sheet
NEC & Gateway Project

2018 Policy Sheet
On Time Performance

2018 Policy Sheet
Rural Mobility

2018 Policy Sheet
State of Good Repair

2018 Policy Sheet
Positive Train Control

2018 Policy Sheet
High Speed Rail

2018 RPA Legislative 'Ask'

Rail Car Manufacturer Information by State