Amtrak is putting $3 million into the Southwest Chief to match a federal grant that will finance track upgrades and preserve the cross-country train route through Kansas.
The money was released for the Southwest Chief after Congress approved $50 million for the train service, of which $3 million will go toward matching a federal grant for the track improvements.
U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts helped secure the money for the track project, which will ensure that continuous train service from Chicago to Los Angeles through Kansas will be kept intact.
At one point, Amtrak contemplated replacing . . .