Amtrak Asks Two People In Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

A member of the station staff pushes a portable wheelchair lift along the platform at an Amtrak station in DeLand, Fla.

It costs 16 dollars to take the Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. But two people in wheelchairs were told they’d have to pay $25,000. Amtrak defended the cost, saying it reflects a new policy.

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