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By Tim Leeds 

Tester pushes to restore Amtrak furloughed employees, full service to Hi-Line


Last updated 2/24/2021 at 11:58am

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced Tuesday that he has introduced legislation to restore cut service and furloughed employees that Amtrak cut last year after the pandemic hit, saying it would bring people back to work and restore Amtrak service to Montana’s Hi-Line communities by bringing back complete long-distance service to routes like the Empire Builder.   

“Long-distance Amtrak service creates good paying jobs on the Hi-Line, generates revenue for Montana’s frontier communities, and keeps folks connected with family and friends across the country,” Tester said in a release. ...

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