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Federal budget measure would include $50 million for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

(Source: Associated Press, February 18, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers say a federal budget compromise approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump provides $50 million of additional federal funding to maintain Amtrak rail passenger service through New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representative Ben Ray Lujan said Friday the funding for the Southwest Chief route will enable Amtrak to pay matching funding for a grant to pay for maintenance and safety improvements to the Southwest Chief route.

Full story: Kansas Public Radio

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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