Roberts, Moran call on Amtrak to preserve rail service

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U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran joined a coalition of senators on Thursday calling for Amtrak to preserve Southwest Chief service through Kansas en route to the West Coast.

Roberts and Moran were among eight other senators who penned a letter to Amtrak's President and Chief Executive Richard Anderson expressing concerns about a plan that would end rail service from Dodge City to Albuquerque. Train service would be replaced with buses on that leg of the trip.

“Replacing train service through rural communities with . . .


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