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 a federal surface transportation bill that could authorize five new rail commissions and create a federal working group to restore passenger rail service across the Northern Rockies.

The letter, sent to both Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines, asks them to take an active role in writing portions of the surface transportation bill related to rail and ensure that it includes the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies region.

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