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Tester to Obama on rail service: ‘Don’t lose sight of rural America’

Excerpt and link to an article about the importance of rural Amtrak service to communities from Jon Tester of MT.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the Obama Administration invests in passenger rail service jobs across the country, Senator Jon Tester today delivered a message to the President: don’t lose sight of rural America.

tester_amtrakThe Administration is awarding competitive grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create jobs by developing the nation’s first high-speed city-to-city rail service.

Tester wrote to President Obama, urging him to “also focus on maintaining and improving existing rail lines and infrastructure and expanding rail services in rural states like Montana, which connect America’s urban corridors.”

“Whether it’s moving grain or moving people, our railways are vital to Montana’s economy,” Tester said.  “I’m proud to see the Recovery Act creating jobs by investing in our country’s infrastructure.  However, it’s critical that your administration not lose sight of rural America.”

Tester reminded the President that…” read the entire article.

Be sure to check out the post Why America Needs Trains as well.

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