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Tester Secures $15 Million to Improve Montana Amtrak Service, Upgrade Empire Builder Infrastructure around Malta

Funding from Senator’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to eliminate rail service bottlenecks

As a part of his continued effort to support efficient Amtrak service in Montana, and as a direct result of his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Job Act (IIJA), U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $14.9 million in funding to upgrade rail infrastructure in and around Malta along the Empire Builder route.

Tester worked with five Republicans and four Democrats to negotiate the IIJA and was the only member of Montana’s Congressional delegation to vote for the bill.

“As someone who’s spent his entire life in north central Montana, I can tell you firsthand just how critical the Empire Buil...


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