Passenger rail line eyed for southern Montana
May 28, 2009
Reviving a passenger rail route that used to run between Glendive and Missoula drew crowds of supporters to a town hall meeting in Bozeman. Tuesday's meeting was organized by Sen. Jon Tester, who last year ensured Montana's inclusion in a national study looking at passenger rail lines. That study, mandated by Congress, is looking at how to use $1.3 billion in federal money to improve Amtrak service, and potentially reopen the North Coast Hiawatha passenger line that once ran from St. Paul, Minn., through Montana and on to Seattle. Montana's infrastructure and projections for ri...