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Senate Passes Tester Bill to Restore Full Amtrak Service, Employees to Hi-Line


March 10, 2021

Full Amtrak service will soon be heading back to Montana’s Hi-Line after U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s bill to restore service and reinstate furloughed employees cleared the Senate today.

Last week, Tester introduced his legislation to reinstate furloughed Amtrak employees and return complete long-distance service to routes like the Empire Builder, which passed as a part of the Senate’s COVID-19 relief package. Tester was the only member of Montana’s Congressional delegation to vote for the bill.

“Folks on the Hi-Line depend on Amtrak to stay connected, and its full return will boost...

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