Blumenthal, veterans to demand Amtrak to reinstate discount for veterans

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(WTNH) — United States Senator Richard Blumenthal and local veterans will demand Amtrak to reinstate the veteran discount program on Tuesday.

The railroad service had provided a 15 percent discount to veterans and their families for 17 years, but now those benefits have been lifted.

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Senator Blumenthal will be joined by local veterans at Union Station in New Haven at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday to demand Amtrak to reverse its decision.

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