passenger rail service http://hppr.org en Is it the end of the line for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief? http://hppr.org/post/it-end-line-amtrak-s-southwest-chief <p></p><p>Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico have until the end of the year to improve the railroad track or lose the Southwest Chief passenger rail line. &nbsp;According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/us/small-towns-in-southwest-fear-loss-of-cherished-train-line.html?_r=0">The New York Times</a> Amtrak has asked the three states to put up $40 million over the next 20 years to help pay for track upgrades and maintenance to keep the track viable. &nbsp;Unless all three states pitch in, Amtrak says it will potentially drop nine small-town stations in favor of existing track in Texas and Oklahoma.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 28406 at http://hppr.org Is it the end of the line for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief?