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By Alex Ross 

Budget proposal keeps Amtrak in funding

Cut Bank native warns of cuts in the making


March 23, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

The Empire Builder heads west from Havre shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday. Funding and operation of Amtrak's long-distance rail service is again in question with President Donald Trump's budget zeroing out funding and concerns arising that the administration plans to reduce the number of days a week it runs.

Editor’s note: This has been revised to more accurately reflect Mark Meyer’s guest editorial.

Although a former Hi-Line resident has warned people that the Passenger Rail Association is “pulling the alarm bell” regarding the future of Amtrak long-distance passenger trains, the members of Montana's Congressional delegation said they will support keeping Amtrak's Empire Builder running along the Hi-Line in its route from Chicago to the West Coast.

Cut Bank native Mark Meyer, a member of the Rail Passengers Association, sent a column from Portland, Oregon, to the Havre Daily News, pr...

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