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Tester says Empire Builder is in danger

Senator urges people to keep pushing for Amtrak ticket agents


Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Tuesday that people need to keep an eye on long-distance passenger rail service if they want to keep it.

“There is folks back here that don’t think Amtrak should get any subsidies and they, in fact, want to close down the Empire Builder,” Tester said from Washington in a telephone press conference.

During the call, Tester, who faces Republican Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale, Libertarian Rick Breckenridge and Green Party Candidate Steve Kelly in the Senate election in November, talked Tuesday about his office’s efforts with Amtrak and his understandi...

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