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MHSRA, NARP support Amtrak on issue of GOP's funding oversight

 MHSRA, NARP support Amtrak on issue of GOP's funding oversight
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association and the National Association of Railroad Passengers expressed support for Amtrak in reaction to a move by Republican lawmakers to investigate and perhaps end funding subsidies the railroad receives each year. "The value of long-distance train routes is often overlooked because of the misconception that air travel has made such routes obsolete," according to a joint report by the two groups. "Long-distance trains are cost-efficient -- a finding that may surprise many." The Hill/Transportation blog (9/19  http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/dShHCbwvdDCepOmyCidmdhCicNGQNx?format=standard
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