To: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump

Save AMTRAK's Long-Distance Train Service

President Trump's budget eliminates the federal funding that is necessary to keep America's trains running from coast to coast. The National Association of Railroad Passengers warns that 220 cities will lose train service under this plan. Tell Trump and Congress this is unacceptable. We should be improving our rail travel system, which is already more environmentally friendly than air or auto travel, rather than decimating it.

Why is this important?

My family and I have travelled coast to coast and beyond via Amtrak's long distance train service: from Charleston, SC to Portland, Oregon; from Charleston, SC to Montreal Canada; etc. Our home station in Charleston, SC is on the list of stations we'll lose if Trump's budget passes. My 7-year-old son, Jack, is particularly devastated. On our travels, we've made many friends — often people from other countries to whom train travel appeals when they're vacationing here. In short, eliminating our long-distance rail service would be a loss not only to American citizens, but also to international tourists and the tourism industry.


Reasons for signing

  • Especially now more than ever.. Train travel offers a less cramped space. Long distance travel connects us in ways that are seldom realized unless you're in the middle of nowhere and you happen to be on the trains route. Not to mention for many people with concerns around air travel, this offers a great alternative.
  • There are all ages that ride the train why conform to just the millliums!
  • Please save all Amtrak long distance trains world