During a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on  Senator Steve Daines urged Amtrak officials to reconsider cutting ticket agent jobs at Amtrak’s Havre and Shelby stations. He asked them to take action to ensure the transportation needs of rural Montanans are met.

“The Empire Builder is critically important to keeping our rural communities connected, transporting out-of-state visitors to some of Montana’s pristine landscapes and supporting local economies,” said Daines. “Amtrak must take action to ensure the needs of Montanans and rural travelers are met.”

During the hearing, Daines worried about the loss of ticketing agent jobs at the Havre and Shelby stations and asked the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Amtrak, what actions Amtrak could take to support the local communities.

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