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New Mexico could lose Amtrak after maintenance funding not approved

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Santa Fe, N.M. - Amtrak service in New Mexico could be changing after state officials failed to take action on maintenance funding.

The New Mexico legislative session failed to make any commitment to fund the state's share to keep Amtrak service on its current route before adjourning.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports, the session ended Thursday with none of the five bills seeking ways to maintain the passenger train line passing. Amtrak has proposed New Mexico along with Colorado and Kansas all chip in to improve and maintain more than 600 miles of track through their states

The company says the route might change if states don't pay, causing some communities to lose passenger service. A legislative panel earlier this month agreed to commission a study on whether the state should pay. New Mexico residents will have to just wait to see if Amtrak service continues in the state.

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