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White House Seeks Amtrak Restructuring

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White House Seeks Amtrak Restructuring

White House Seeks Amtrak Restructuring

White House Seeks Amtrak Restructuring

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The Bush administration submits to Congress a plan that would hand control of Amtrak's local and intercity routes to state governments. Under the new plan, Amtrak's annual subsidy would be replaced with a federal matching program that would give states funds to pay for half the cost of tracks, trains and other capital investments. Hear NPR's Andrea Seabrook.