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By Rep. Bridget Smith
Legislative Dems 

The Hi-Line Needs Amtrak


Of all the misguided items in the current proposed federal budget, the threat to end Amtrak’s long-distance routes, including the venerable Empire Builder line across Montana, could have the roughest immediate impact on the people, businesses and communities of the Hi-Line.

Yes, the President’s proposed budget includes cuts to the nation’s passenger rail system that would probably mean the end of the line in Montana, after more than a century of service.

This is a terrible thing for the Hi-Line. We all benefit from the route, which runs from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest -- whether...

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