Southwest Chief

Brian M. Wells - Port Huron Times Herald / USA TODAY
February 16, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Lawmakers say a federal budget compromise approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump provides $50 million of additional federal funding to maintain Amtrak rail passenger service through New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray...
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Dreamstime
March 10, 2018 - 5:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $16 million grant to Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico to refurbish a freight railroad's tracks used by passenger trains serving Amtrak's Southwest Chief route. New Mexico congressional delegation members who supported the application for...
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Dreamstime
April 17, 2017 - 1:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A budget proposal that puts at risk a passenger train route that passes through Kansas is raising concerns. President Donald Trump's budget calls for the elimination of federal subsidies for some money-losing long-distance train routes. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said in an...
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