GBTA soutient le projet de loi de réforme d'Amtrak

Bill Improves the Transportation Network for Business Travelers

lexandria, VA (March 4, 2015) – The House today passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (H.R. 749), which makes overdue reforms for Amtrak, including the critical Northeast Corridor. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

“The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) applauds House passage of Amtrak Reform. Safe, efficient and reliable passenger rail is critical for business travel. The time for reforming and improving our intercity passenger rail system is now. Road warriors know you can’t always get what you want, but the movement of business travelers by rail is too important, so we will take what we need.

While this legislation will not solve all of Amtrak’s challenges, improvements to the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will be a crucial step in reducing traffic congestion that is costly for both our nation’s business travelers and our overall economy. The NEC, which had its highest ridership ever in 2014, is an important mode of transportation for business travelers seeking an alternative to congested highways and airspaces.

GBTA thanks the House for its action and urges the Senate to move forward with legislation approving funding for Amtrak.”

CONTACTEZ:
Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]
Gayle Kansagor, +1 202-295-8775, [email protected]

À propos de l'Association mondiale des voyages d'affaires
La Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) est la première organisation commerciale de voyages d'affaires et de réunions au monde. Son siège social est situé dans la région de Washington, DC et elle opère sur six continents. Plus de 9 000 membres de GBTA gèrent chaque année plus de $345 milliards de dépenses mondiales de voyages d'affaires et de réunions. GBTA et la Fondation GBTA offrent une éducation, des événements, des recherches, des plaidoyers et des médias de classe mondiale à un réseau mondial en pleine croissance de plus de 28 000 professionnels du voyage et 125 000 contacts actifs. Pour savoir comment les voyages d'affaires stimulent la croissance durable des entreprises, gbta.org