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Ridership:

  • Over 242,000 daily riders or 76% of total New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) riders in 2019.

  • Over 818,689 Amtrak local riders in 2016.

Economic Impact:

  • In 2016, Amtrak generated over:

    • 5,330 jobs 

    • $328M in earnings for the New Jersey economy

    • $3.4M in tourist spending

    • $378K in federal taxes, $144K in state taxes, and $78K 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)

Congressional Eye on the District of Columbia Rail Infrastructure