Rail Passengers rallied to voice their opposition to Amtrak’s proposal to substitute bus service along the Southwest Chief route — and it worked!
Cutting all train service on the Southwest Chief would have eroded the national network and displaced thousands of passengers who rely on trains.
Cuts in one part of a system would have hurt the whole network from coast to coast. This change would have directly affected nine stations, in three states from Dodge City, KS to Albuquerque, NM.
On October 3, 2018, Sen. Udall secured a public commitment from Amtrak to keep the Chief in place, thanks to hard work by RailPassengers’ advocates and staff across the country.
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The best way to keep this momentum is to call your elected representatives in Congress (202-224-3121) to tell them this simple message:
“Thank you for supporting the Southwest Chief and our National Rail Network.”
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 and ensure their continued support of the National Network.
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!