Congress, rail passenger association question Amtrak cutting schedule
Last updated 6/26/2020 at 12:13pm
Amtrak has announced it will reduce service on its long-distance trains including The Empire Builder that runs along Montana's Hi-Line en route from Chicago to Portland and Seattle.
Amtrak plans to reduce long-distance services to three days a week starting Oct. 1.
"Due to the long-term impact of COVID-19 on ridership, Amtrak has made the decision to operate with reduced capacity through Fiscal Year 21," Amtrak Government Affairs and Corporate Communications Public Relations Manager Marc Magliari said.
He said Amtrak's goal is to restore daily service on these routes as demand warrants,...