Senator Schumer urges Amtrak not to shrink seats in attempt to make money

July 17, 2017

By Sarah Gabrielli and Reuven Blau, New York Daily News; July 16, 2017

Keep it Amtrak — not Jamtrack.

Sen. Chuck Schumer urged Amtrak on Sunday to put the kibosh on any discussion of trying to make economy seats smaller to squish in more passengers.

An official with the cash-strapped rail system has said it was considering the move as a way to generate more money. Airlines have taken similar steps to create additional seats.

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