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  • Over 5,207,223 Amtrak local riders in 2019.

Economic Impact:

  • In 2016, Amtrak generated over:

    • 870 jobs 

    • $29M in earnings for the Washington D.C. economy

    • $18.6M in tourist spending

    • $1.5M in federal taxes,  and $1.3M in local taxes from tourist spending

District of Columbia Rail Projects that Need Federal Investments
  • Washington Union Station Development

    • Near Term Rail Program ($75,000,000)

    • Long Term Station Expansion ($8,000,000,000)

    • Claytor Concourse Modernization ($178,801,479)

    • Subbasement Program ($130,000,000)

  • Ivy City/Washington Terminal Yard Facility Improvements ($42,900,000)

  • VRE Midday Storage Facility ($99,366,508)

  • C35 Projects (Estimated Funding Needed Through FY36)

    • Washington Union Station: All Phases (Near Term, Subbasement, and Long Term) ($7,910,000,000)

    • Washington Union Station: Property Acquisition ($450,000,000)

Congressional Eye on the District of Columbia Rail Infrastructure
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