U.S., Montana: Missoula County urges Senators Daines, Tester to back passenger rail in surface transportation bill

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; June 30, 2020 Missoula County is asking the state’s congressional delegation to back elements of…

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U.S., Montana: County Commissioner Strohmaier says rail service idea viable even in face of Amtrak cuts

By Dennis Bragg, KPAX 8; June 30, 2020 MISSOULA — Even with Amtrak announcing major service cuts, Missoula County Commissioner…

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U.S., Montana: Four counties now poised to join Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; June 29, 2020 Three other Montana counties have joined Missoula in a push to restore…

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U.S., Montana: Efforts to restore Amtrak route across southern Montana gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; June 2, 2020 While the coronavirus pandemic prompted Missoula County to cancel a passenger rail…

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U.S., Montana: BNSF Railway Takes Back Track to Kalispell

By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon; April 3, 2020 One of the largest railroads in America has resumed operations on the…

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U.S., Montana: Missoula County unveils railway resolution in push to restore southern passenger route

By: By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KPAX 8; February 7, 2020 MISSOULA — Efforts to establish a regional rail authority…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., Montana: Senator Jon Tester calls for quickly restoring ticket agents in Havre, Shelby Amtrak stations

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is doubling down on his efforts to restore ticket agents in some Amtrak stations including…

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U.S., Montana: Izaak Walton Inn on Glacier’s southern border turns 80

By JUSTIN FRANZ, Flathead Beacon, The Kansas City Star; December 22, 2019 Drive east on U.S. Highway 2 along the…

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Montana: Groups Plan To Sue Railroad Over Bear Deaths Near Glacier National Park

By Staff, National Parks Traveler; November 6, 2019 BNSF Railway Company is the target of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing the…

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Montana: Missoula County lobbies for costly return of passenger rail service

By Dave Stalling, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; October 4, 2019 Missoula County commissioners on Thursday expressed their interest in restoring…

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Montana Senator Tester inserts Amtrak ticket agents in appropriations bill

By Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News; September 20, 2019 Montana’s senior senator said Thursday he inserted language in a appropriations…

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Remembering Shep, the ‘forever faithful’ dog of Fort Benton, Montana

By John Riley, MTN News, KRTV 3; September 6, 2019 FORT BENTON — On the banks of the Missouri River…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Tracking Amtrak’s long distance train debate

Another plane manufacturer hit by sensor issues By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 22, 2019 TRACKING AMTRAK’S LONG DISTANCE…

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U.S. miscalculated benefit of better train brakes, the Associated Press reports

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press, The Spokesman-Review; December 20, 2018 BILLINGS, Mont. – President Donald Trump’s administration miscalculated the potential…

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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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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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Havre, Montana protests closure of Amtrak’s staffed ticket counter

By: Elizabeth Transue, MTN News, KRTV 3; May 25, 2018 Amtrak recently announced that it plans to eliminate ticket agent…

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