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Amtrak gets subsidies to keep Missouri train

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | 3:19 p.m. CDT; updated 3:18 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Amtrak has been allotted the money it needed to keep two passenger trains chugging back and forth across Missouri.

House and Senate budget negotiators agreed Tuesday to provide $8 million in subsidies for the twice daily trains that run between St. Louis and Kansas City with several stops in between.

When the budget passed the House in March, members had cut the subsidies nearly in half, which could have forced Amtrak to eliminate one of the trains. House members complained of frequent delays for Amtrak because of congested freight travel along the tracks.

Senators said eliminating one train would have caused a larger drop in ridership and inconvenienced travelers.


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