Amtrak Looks To The Future

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TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- Amtrak executives met with Topeka leaders to discuss the future of the railroad in the capital city.

Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman began his "whistle-stop" tour Friday morning in Topeka as they travel to Albuquerque, stopping at communities along the way to garner support for Amtrak.

The tracks need upgrades and an entire renovation from Kansas to New Mexico would cost 80 million dollars.

Amtrak is hoping to get a federal grant to help make that possible.

They say the tracks are still safe and are vital to connecting smaller communities to larger cities.

Posted by Greg Palmer.