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Amtrak says yes to Southwest Chief TIGER grant: indirectly good for Heartland Flyer

March 4th, 2019
February 27, 2019 - - Another round of the fight to preserve the Southwest Chief came to a close Feb. 27, as Amtrak notified Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan) of the organization’s intent to release $3 million to participate in a...

Advocates get a win: Southwest Chief / Texas Eagle will not have a "bustitution"

October 4th, 2018
October 4, 2018 - / TRA Newswire  - Amtrak provided its clearest statement yet that train service will continue on Positive Train Control-exempt routes in 2019, contradicting earlier reports that the Amtrak Board was requiring PTC on lines that would...

Transpo Bill passes Senate: Amtrak told to run Southwest Chief train, not bus

August 2nd, 2018
August 2, 2018 - TRA Newswire - The vote was 92-6 in the Senate as the body passed the Transportation-HUD spending bill on Wednesday.  The Senate vote included $2.5 billion for passenger rail as a part of a package of fiscal 2019 funding measures. .   A...

U.S. Senators say Amtrak's waffling on Southwest Chief funding is "fiscally irresponsible"

June 8th, 2018
June 8, 2018 - TRA Newswire - Three Congressional delegations that have supported the program to stabilize and improve the Southwest Chief route in CO, KS and NM have fired off an angry letter to Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson demanding to...

Heartland Flyer expands and now faces contraction from Okla legislators

April 16th, 2016
Updated April 22, 2016 - TRA Newswire While the north segment of the daily Heartland Flyer is expanding and expects ridership gains, Oklahoma legislators are talking about dismantling or cutting back the popular train on the southern end between Oklahoma City...

Tiger Grant: $15 Million to upgrade Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route

October 28th, 2015 - October 27, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $15,210,143 for the...

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