February 29, 2024
(GARDEN CITY) (westernkansasnews.com) – It could cost $100,000,000 to keep Amtrak running in most of Kansas. Several cities are working to keep the trains running. Amtrak says it needs the money to repair the tracks between Newton and Raton, NM. It says the money needs to be secured by 2014, otherwise it may look at traveling through Oklahoma. Newton, Garden City, Hutchinson, Dodge City, along with cities in Colorado and New Mexico, are hiring a lobbying firm inWashington, D.C.The firm will be asking the Department of Transportation to help fund the track repairs.

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