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To support passenger rail on the Hi-Line, Tester calls for better oversight of Amtrak's CARES Act funding

Senator: “It is vital that Congress continue to support Amtrak’s service to rural America”


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 11:42am

Note: This was provided by the Office of Sen. Jon Tester 

As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure passenger rail services on the Hi-Line are able to continue supporting Montana’s frontier economies, U.S. Senator Jon Tester Thursday demanded that Senate Commerce Committee ensure proper oversight of Amtrak funding allocated by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“The devastating impacts of COVID-19 have impacted every corner of American life, and commuting is no different. Amtrak is facing low ridership and decreased revenue,” wrote Tester in a letter to...

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