Keep Amtrak passenger service rolling in Missouri

February 4, 2015

Missouri and Amtrak have spent millions to offer reliable, affordable passenger train service between Kansas City and St. Louis. Seats on the twice-a-day round trip Missouri River Runner are now mostly filled with satisfied customers.

But that could change at the end of this year. The federal government is requiring the installation by then of expensive collision avoidance technology, and so far no one is willing to pick up the nearly $33 million tab.

This situation must be worked out. Other passenger routes that go through Kansas City and St. Louis could also be affected…

Read the rest of the story at the Kansas City Star, 3 February 2015.

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