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Trump’s Budget Could Cut Amtrak in Ohio

Trump’s proposed national budget would affect Ohio in a multitude of ways, but one unexpected outcome would be the removal of Amtrak Passenger Trains from the state.

This is due to an elimination of federal subsidies for long distance train routes. All seven of the Amtrak stations in the state would lose their trains and end intercity train service.

The Trump administration says the cuts will help the company run shorter lines more efficiently.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says cuts would hurt residents throughout the state who rely on the trains for travel to work or visiting family. Similar proposals have been pushed by other administrations. The proposed budget still has to be approved.

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