Amtrak seeks 47% rise in subsidy to $1.8 billion

Amtrak, the government-owned U.S. passenger railroad, asked Congress to raise its subsidy for next fiscal year 47 percent to $1.8 billion, double the amount proposed a week ago by President George W. Bush. The railroad's proposal for the year that starts in October includes an operating subsidy of $561 million, down $9 million, and $791…

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