Amtrak Says NJ City Can't Charge It Property Taxes

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- Amtrak filed suit in New Jersey federal court Thursday against the city of New Brunswick, N.J., and its tax assessors, alleging the city's assessment of property taxes on the company's New Brunswick train station violates a congressional tax exemption.

Amtrak alleges New Brunswick's assessment of property taxes on its train station in the city violates a congressional exemption issued in 1982, after Congress agreed that the rail service could not survive if it was subject to state and local taxes, an argument Amtrak reiterates in its...
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