Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

By Corinne Boyer, KCUR 89.3; May 23, 2019 Passenger trains will keep rolling through rural communities in Kansas, for now.…

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Amtrak won’t restore ticket agent to Topeka, Kansas station

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 8, 2019 Topeka city manager Brent Trout recently sent a letter…

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U.S. Senates to Amtrak: Explain What You’re Doing To Rail Passenger Service In Kansas

By Corinne Boyer, High Plains Public Radio; May 2, 2019 Long-running frustration about Amtrak’s willingness to keep a rail passenger…

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High winds cause BNSF freight train to derail in Chase County, Kansas

By News Staff, KAKE; April 29, 2019 MATFIELD GREEN, Kan. (KAKE) – Authorities say it could be early Tuesday morning…

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Amtrak to pay for next step in possible return to Wichita, Kansas

By Pilar Pedraza, KAKE ABC; March 14, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – “I think that it would be really cool…

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Wichita, Kansas city leaders in Washington to talk about funding and Amtrak

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; March 12, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Mayor Jeff Longwell and city council members are…

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Amtrak to participate in TIGER grant for Southwest Chief

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Kansan; February 27, 2019 Another round of the fight to preserve the Southwest Chief…

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Amtrak May Expand To Oklahoma

By Emory Bryan, KOTV News on 6; February 18, 2019 TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma – An infusion of cash for Amtrak,…

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U.S. investing $50 million in Amtrak Southwest Chief route that passes through New Mexico

By Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican; February 15, 2019 The federal government will pump $50 million into Amtrak’s Southwest…

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Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; January 28, 2019 Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – You can get on a train in Newton…

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Can Wichita, Kansas get Amtrak train service back? Backers’ hopes ride on next year

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle; December 10, 2018 Chime Onwugbufor lives in Wichita, works in Chicago and commutes on…

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Opinion: Improved passenger rail important

By The Editorial Board, The Kansan; October 7, 2018 This week Bob Myers, city manager for the City of Newton,…

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Uncertainty around Amtrak’s Southwest Chief holds up Heartland Flyer extension

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 5, 2018 Deborah Fischer Stout, the president of the Northern Flyer Alliance, had the…

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Amtrak commits to another year of the Southwest Chief on current route with no changes

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 3, 2018 U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), members of…

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5 million rides for Kansas City Streetcar

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 19, 2018 The fare-free KC Streetcar recently logged its 5 millionth…

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Amtrak May Put Passengers on Buses in Fight Over Safety Upgrade

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; September 13, 2018 As railroads across the nation race to complete a congressional deadline for installing…

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Bipartisan Senators To House THUD Appropriators: Preserve Funding For Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

By Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post; September 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Tom…

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As Amtrak Proposes Changes to Long-Distance Trains, Passenger Rail Advocates Sound the Alarm

By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon; August 30, 2018 Passenger rail advocates are raising concerns about changes to Amtrak’s long-distance trains…

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‘Rail summit’ seeking to bring together civic leaders

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; August 8, 2018 Invitations have been going out for a passenger rail summit, set for…

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Essay | The Last Train To Grand Canyon: How Amtrak Fails The National Parks—And America

By Alfred Runte, National Parks Traveler; August 8, 2018 Editor’s note: National parks historian Alfred Runte has over the years closely…

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Passenger rail service still needs backing

Commentary By Evan Stair, Santa Fe New Mexican; August 7, 2018 Many hopes rest on the Udall-Moran Southwest Chief Route…

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City urging Amtrak not to make changes to train route that runs through Lawrence, Kansas

From The Lawrence Journal-World; July 30, 2018 In her years as a volunteer caretaker at the Santa Fe train station…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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Amtrak limiting or closing ticket offices in Colorado and Kansas

By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain; July 13, 2018 Amtrak is cutting back the hours its ticket agent is available…

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New Mexico Opinion: Step up for passenger train service

An Editorial From The Santa Fe New Mexican; July 6, 2018 Keeping Amtrak train service open and running through Northern…

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