Southwest Chief boosts states’ coffers
(Source: La Junta Tribune-Democrat, February 18, 2019)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thwarting plans to replace a portion of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief service with a bus between Albuquerque and Dodge City saved the economies of New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas from what would have been $180 million in annual losses, according to the findings of a new study by the Rail Passengers Association and the University of Southern Mississippi. Had it gone through, the bus bridge would also have imposed a temporary loss of $135 million in those communities, the study showed.
Full story: La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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