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October 26, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 3464 proposed by Senator Bond.
October 29, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
October 29, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Proposed amendment SA 3464 withdrawn in Senate.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 3464. Mr. BOND submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 294, to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 10, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
SEC. 200. MISSION.
Section 24101 is amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
``(c) Mission.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--The mission of Amtrak is to provide efficient and effective intercity passenger mobility in those travel markets in which passenger rail offers a trip-time and service quality competitive or complementary travel option consistent with the goal of continual reduction in Federal operating subsidies required to provide such service.
``(2) PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT.--All measurements of Amtrak performance, including decisions on whether, and to what extent, to provide operating subsidies, shall be based on the Amtrak's ability to carry out the mission described in paragraph (1).''.
On page 33, line 3, strike ``may'' and insert ``shall''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 25, 2007.)