Amtrak on track for more funding in Missouri

January 26, 2016

By JACK “MILES” VENTIMIGLIA, Editor, The Daily Star-Journal

Warrensburg – Amtrak is on track for further state funding, Sen. David Pearce said.Website Insert Coach Business Class Food Service copy

Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget would provide an additional $500,000 for the statewide passenger rail service, pushing the state funding total to $10.2 million.

“That directly goes to the Missouri River Runner, which is the line that goes right through the heart of Warrensburg, the line between Kansas City and St. Louis, so that’s very positive news,” Pearce said.

The additional money will benefit the service, if supported by the General Assembly, in the coming year, but is far short of funding needed by Amtrak to install the required Positive Train Control safety system.

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