Amtrak updates

Updates on Amtrak service in the local area.

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Kansas and Missouri

"Amtrak routes across Kansas and Missouri could keep running under a tentative agreement reached in a dispute over federally required safety systems, officials said Monday.

The rail passenger service had threatened to stop or reroute its Southwest Chief line through the two states and to end its River Runner service between Kansas City and St. Louis because of disagreements over who would pay to install safety technology designed to prevent traffic accidents caused by human error. The disagreement centered on lines used to route trains through the Kansas City area.

Details of the agreement are not final, but Amtrak said it’s pleased that a tentative deal has been reached."

Not the best news.