In Depth: Amtrak’s St. Louis-Kansas City Route In Jeopardy

Photo Courtesy of the Kansas City Star
Photo Courtesy of the Kansas City Star

Without further taxpayer help, the Missouri River Runner, which carries about 200,000 passengers annually, might grind to a stop. State transportation officials say they owe Amtrak more than $2 million in overdue payments, plus the annual $8.5 million subsidy, for this year’s service. So far Amtrak hasn’t forced the issue. That could change.

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