Sen. Blumenthal demands Amtrak to reinstate veteran discount

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  1. May 31, 2019 #1

    FrensicPic

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    Nice, if he can actually get Amtrak to do so.
    https://www.wtnh.com/news/connectic...trak-to-reinstate-veteran-discount/2041510560

    I believe the (prior) Veteran's discount was tied to being a member of "Veteran Advantage". Not just being a Vet.

    Senator Blumenthal was in the news a while back when he was standing a little too close to the edge of the platform during a pitch on safety - and a through train ran through the station!
     
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    Warrior Class 1% of the population. 25% of the veterans show sign of metal health issues. The good Senator is fighting for a discount when traveling on Amtrak...

    Missed it there Senator Blumenthal.


    My opinion my thoughts.
     
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    I resemble that remark!
     
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    It’s low hanging fruit. In a normal world Amtrak management would have reversed these stupid cuts at the first inkling of an uproar from Congress. Good for him for still prodding Anderson to do the right thing. My personal opinion Anderson could care less.
     
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    Yeah enacted last year, add 30 locations for peer support. However peer support falls short of professional metal health service. It a step in a good direction, just not a big step. Peer support is available at any VFW Post too, just a bit more causal, and with a beer or two.
     

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