Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year looks to slash funding for Amtrak by $16 million, representing a 40 percent reduction.
Amtrak, which has seen ridership increase over the past five years, expects it would have to scale back service if the proposed funding cut is approved.
"We do not believe the current funding recommended would be sufficient to maintain the current level of service," Marc Magliari, an Amtrak spokesman, told the State Journal-Register.
Among other proposed transportation cuts, including those to the Chicago Tranist Authority, Metra and Pace, Rauner's fiscal plan would reduce spending on paratransit, for seniors and people with disabilities, by $8.5 million, reports the Daily Herald.
At the same time, Rauner is seeking a $633,000 funding hike for the Cycle Rider Safety Training Program, a state training program for motorcyclists.
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