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Essay | The Last Train To Grand Canyon: How Amtrak Fails The National Parks—And America
By Alfred Runte on August 8th, 2018

Editor's note: National parks historian Alfred Runte has over the years closely watched how Congress has managed and funded Amtrak. Although funding for Fiscal Year 2019 is halfway to being assured -- the Senate has approved $50 million for the railroad, but the House of Representatives has yet to take up the measure -- he reminds us that only weeks ago Amtrak’s board approved the scenario here. A stay of execution for the Southwest Chief aside, Dr. Runte continues to lobby for the trains Americans deserve—and notes how to make that possible.

Anticipated by fall, planned cutbacks approved by the Amtrak board would truncate the Southwest Chief.

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