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Cutting Amtrak wrong for Montana

 


It was recently announced by the leadership at Amtrak that they will be eliminating ticket agent positions in Montana at both Havre and Shelby, citing budget problems and the proliferation of online ticket sales. This move is short-sighted, will further erode customer satisfaction with our nation’s passenger rail service and disproportionately impact senior citizens, the disabled and those in rural areas without access to reliable, high-speed internet. 

Amtrak’s long-distance routes, including Montana’s Empire Builder, provide a critical transportation link to our nation’s citize...



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