Rail Passenger Service Act

The Rail Passenger Service Act, approved on October 30, 1970, created the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak. The act consolidated the national passenger rail service into a for-profit corporation to provide intercity rail passenger service. Amtrak was subsequently incorporated in the District of Columbia on March 30, 1971, and began rail service on May 1, 1971.

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