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Amtrak Says Passenger Service Won't Be Cut

By B. Raack, KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Amtrak trains will continue to operate between St. Louis and Kansas City for the time being.

The rail carrier had threatened to reduce its twice-a-day service beginning Saturday, due to a lack of state funding. While the legislature has not approved additional money, Amtrak spokeswoman Kathleen Cantillon says the company is optimistic.

Amtrak says it will cost an additional $1.2 million to operate both trains from March through June, so it is considering several cost-cutting measures.