Southwest Chief rail line: A ‘canary in the coal mine’?

By T.S. Last, Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal; July 5, 2018 Just a few months ago, things were looking up for…

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Amtrak considering bus service instead of Southwest Chief

  By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain; July 4, 2018 Amtrak is considering ending passenger train service between Dodge City…

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Amtrak may use buses for part of Southwest Chief Los Angeles-Chicago trip

By T. S. Last, Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal; July 3, 2018 SANTA FE – Travelers may no longer be able…

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Amtrak May End Passenger Rail Service In West Kansas. Moran: ‘Amtrak Is Not Doing Its Job’

By Ben Kuebrich, KCUR 89.3; June 28, 2018 Amtrak may end passenger rail service through Dodge City, Garden City and…

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Kansas Senator Moran: Amtrak pulled out of TIGER grant

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, June 27, 2018 Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan) was excited and upbeat about the future of…

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Amtrak exploring ending Southwest Chief through-service

By John Green, The Hutchinson News; June 26, 2018 During a meeting last week between Amtrak’s CEO and a small…

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Amtrak considering buses for part of Southwest Chief

From The Kansan; June 25, 2018 There is a new threat to the Southwest Chief, a long distance Amtrak train…

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New Mexico railroad in jeopardy, seeking funding for track repairs

By Hawker Vanguard, KOB 4; June 09, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The railroad has always been a defining feature of…

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U.S. Sen. Udall Advances Amendment To Ensure Southwest Chief Has Access To Federal Funding

A press release from United States Senator Tom Udall appearing in Los Alamos Daily Post; June 9, 2018: WASHINGTON, D.C.…

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Judge finds Kansas Department of Revenue discriminated against railroads in taxing

By Devon Fasbinder, KWCH 12 CBS; June 6, 2018 TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) A judge found the Kansas Department of Revenue…

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Multiple lawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for Southwest Chief route

By Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill; May 31, 2018 A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday asked for a meeting with…

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Colorado Opinion: Going off the rails

An Editorial From The Pueblo Chieftain; May 24, 2018 Train robberies were a major part of the legend of the…

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Amtrak closes record number of on-site ticketing counters

By Joe Williams, Washington Examiner; May 21, 2018 Amtrak closed a record amount of on-site ticket windows in the first…

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Topeka, Kansas to seek Congress members’ help in keeping Amtrak agent

By Tim Hrenchir,The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 15, 2018 Topeka’s city government is seeking help from members of Congress in asking…

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Kansas: Councilwoman urges Topekans to fight Amtrak’s plans to lay off ticket agent

By Tim Hrenchir, The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 8, 2018 Topekans must fight Amtrak’s plans to lay off its Topeka ticket…

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Kansas: Amtrak to lay off ticket agents in Topeka and Garden City

By The Associated Press, WIBW News; April 30, 2018 Amtrak ticket agents in Topeka and Garden City will lose their…

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Kansas City Southern results hurt by U.S. rail congestion

By Staff, Reuters; April 20, 2018 April 20 (Reuters) – Kansas City Southern, a regional U.S. railroad with extensive operations…

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Kansas Senate committee looks at passenger rail

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Ottawa Herald; January 26, 2018 Led by Sen. Carolyn McGinn (R-Sedgwick), the Kansas Senate…

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$2 million restoration of Lawrence, Kansas Santa Fe depot moves forward

By Rochelle Valverde, Lawrence Journal-World; December 6, 2017 Following delays, the restoration of the Santa Fe train station is once…

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Newton, Kansas Poised To Be Regional Hub If Passenger Rail Expands North

By Nadya Faulx, KMUW Wichita; October 11, 2017 The city of Newton, Kansas, sits on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route, which…

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Kansas City: Streetcar expansion passes another test with voters

By Brian Kaberline, Editor, Kansas City Business Journal; October 9, 2017 Efforts to extend Kansas City’s streetcar system inched forward…

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Wind Rides on the Back of Union Pacific Trains

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; September 29, 2017: Drive down an interstate in Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, California or…

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