Aid program expired, airlines and Amtrak prepare cuts

RENSSELAER — Airlines and Amtrak are preparing for deep cutbacks in capacity and staffing as federal programs to support continuing operations expire.

At Amtrak, as many as 2,050 jobs are to be eliminated. U.S. airlines, meanwhile, plan to cut as many as 35,000 positions.

What has this meant for the traveler? At Albany International Airport, the average number of daily flights fell from nearly 45 in January to just 21.4

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