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.
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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.