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Council sets special meeting for Amtrak station

 

Ryan Welch/Havre Daily News

Amtrak's Empire Builder pulls into Havre March 22. After a score of people spoke at the Havre City Council meeting Monday about the need to keep ticekt agents at the Havre station, the council set a special meeting Thursday to approve a resolution urging Amtrak to keep the agents.

After nearly a score of people told Havre City Council Monday of the need to keep ticket agents in the Havre Amtrak station, the council scheduled a special meeting Thursday to approve a resolution urging Amtrak to keep the station staffed.

Amtrak announced earlier this month that Havre and Shelby are among 15 stations scheduled to become unstaffed, citing the use of internet and telephone to purchases tickets making paying ticket agents an unnecessary expense.

Lesli Robertson Shelton, a Havre ticket agent, said during the council's public comment section that having a ticket agent can sa...



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