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New Assessment Reveals Economic Potential Of Restoring Railway Plan

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The Rail Passengers Association found in a new assessment of a Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority plan that restoring the North Coast Hiawatha rail line could generate $271 million annually in economic benefits to seven states it would serve.  As many as 426,000 passengers could be expected to use the rail line yearly. The North Coast Hiawatha ran from 1971 to 1979 between Chicago, Illinois and Seattle passing through Missoula in between.

 

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