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Colorado proposal to extend Amtrak route could add $31 million to price of saving Southwest Chief

(Source: The New Mexican, February 6, 2014)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Legislation in Colorado seeking to add a stop along an endangered Amtrak route that passes through Northern New Mexico would add another $31 million to the estimated $200 million price tag, according to an economic study released Thursday. New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas are mulling a five-way cost-sharing agreement with Amtrak and track owner Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to preserve the current route of the Southwest Chief passenger train beyond 2015.

Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News

Friday, February 07, 2014

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