Tester on 'unacceptable' Empire Builder cuts: Amtrak needs to give Montanans 'clear answers'
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Last updated 10/20/2020 at 1:09pm
Note: This is from the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester released Monday a statement as Amtrak’s cuts in service to the Empire Builder line, which crosses the entire state of Montana along the Hi-Line, go into effect.
Those cuts reduce the number of trains running along the route from seven days a week to three.
“I’ve been sounding the alarm for months that this reduction in service will be devastating to Hi-Line communities, economies, and families who use the train to visit family across the country,”ß he said. “It’s unacceptable, and I will be pushing A...