In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, TCU President Bob Scardelletti asks that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding formula levels be restored in the Surface Transportation Bill.
The new formula will drastically reduce the funding for the Alaska Railroad. The bill as currently written would cut 83% of the funding for this public railroad.
No other passenger railroad is given such a harsh cut.
“My request on behalf of our union workers is that a way be found to prevent such a drastic cut to the Alaska Railroad’s formula funds,” said TCU President Bob Scardelletti in the letter.
Click here to read the letter to Senator Reid.