Amtrak service in Kansas could be cut
Kansas could effectively lose Amtrak service if one section of the track in Kansas City isn't updated. The piece is owned by the Kansas City Terminal. Amtrak has a federal mandate to install positive train control across its tracks by December of 2015. The line runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, serves 33 cities, six in Kansas. They are Dodge City, Garden City, Hutchinson, Newton, Topeka, and Lawrence.
Carl and Bea Kellar held hands as they awaited the eastbound Amtrak train in Newton at 2 a.m. Friday. It was their first time riding the train, they said, waiting among the 10 people gathered in the sleepy hours of the morning.