U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020

A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail service across southern Montana, is within weeks of being established.

Such service disappeared with the North Coast Hiawatha in 1979 in the face of drastic cuts to Amtrak. On Thursday panelists, experts and more than 300 participants from Montana and across the nation Zoomed in to a three-hour virtual summit and were almost all in accord that it’s time to bring it back.

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