February 5, 2014

N.M. to study cost-sharing of Amtrak route

Amtrak Southwest Chief in Raton, N.M. Photo by Loco Steve via Flickr.

SANTA FE, N.M. —  A legislative panel agreed to commission a study on whether New Mexico should pay part of the cost for keeping Amtrak's Southwest Chief route, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News.

RELATED: "Amtrak loses power to hold freight accountable for delays"

Amtrak has warned that the Southwest Chief's route might be changed, causing some communities to lose passenger service, if the rail operator can't reach a new deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns the track used by Amtrak across Kansas, Colorado and into New Mexico, the report said. For the full story, click here.

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