Amtrak Southwest Chief Discussion

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Re: Amtrak Southwest Chief Discussion

Postby east point » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:10 pm

read that Senate passed Amtrak house potion 94-3 as well as the OTP amendment.
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Re: Amtrak Southwest Chief Discussion

Postby John_Perkowski » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:32 pm

If it’s the 18 bill, it will soon be a moot point.
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Re: Amtrak Southwest Chief Discussion

Postby gokeefe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:51 pm

Not if we go into continuing resolution ... Then the '18 funding carries forward ...
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Re: Amtrak Southwest Chief Discussion

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:36 am

In a quietly released News release from Senator Udall's Office,Amtrak will continue to run the SW Chief "as is" till Sept 2019,
this was from Amtrak's COO Scot Naparstek during Senate Commerce Committee Hearings last Wed.
The 2019 Fiscal year ends in Sept,for the planned split ops with a Bus Bridge between Dodge City Ks -ABQ NM has been put on hold for now.
That Bus Bridge would have started on 01/01/19.
Talks are still ongoing to work out a final plan for future funding along the route with all states towns and counties involved.
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