Amtrak support group is revived


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Hi-Line residents are reviving a grass-roots effort to let the federal government know what Montanans want to happen to Amtrak.

"Obviously, Amtrak is of key interest to Havre," said Jerry Smith of Galata, who is working to revitalize the Save Amtrak organization. " This is a way for people to participate. The goals are to preserve the train and the jobs and the tourism."

Amtrak filed notices that it may have to cancel long-distance passenger train routes, including the Empire Builder that travels across the Hi-Line, if Congress doesn't appropriate the full $1.2 billion it requested for next...

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