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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2A .inn., 27. Seek Response to Hall Service Questionnaire By Roger Green jexists from Omaha westward. A move is underway to es-jThe new line would wniu-cl CM- lablish a new A.MTRAK lineioago and Omaha, over Chicago North Western; jjaj0r iowa stops would in- railroad tracks which would re-j Clinton, Codar Kal'iils connect the Cedar Rapids-i Ames Marion area with rail passenger] movc is (I.vinR ,0 u r 'connections with the more popu- The Chamber of Commerce isjlous sampling opinions on use need for a rail stop's return, i A TOAK (See accompanying quesl.on-jin ,mva rlms "thl.mlgh Iowa and has had the AMTIiAK "There's a ready been some dcsj sjnre (hc conversation by Gov Ray about, sc( the possibiliy of public funding] A busincss man wil. of additional AMTRAK service ,iam D Kcith) h in the Robert Faxon, Chamber executive president, said. In addition, Stale Rep. John Patchett (D-Nortli Liberty) is for the new line in connection of the Carroll Chamber Commerce. The Western Assn. of Railroad Passengers was formed after in- drafting a bill calling for the was found state to guarantee two-thirds of any deficit it might cost to run passenger trains daily en the North Western tracks. "A survey would give the along the tracks in Iowa and from Nebraska cities on Ihe Union Pacific line westward I hookup leg- an effort in Rail passenger service was last provided the Cedar Rapids- Marion area at the Mai-ion rail depot in 1971. The move now is to re-es- tablish routes formerly served by the City of Los Angeles and City of Portland from Chicago to those two West Coast cities. AMTRAK service presently fort to provide service that would connect all corners of our country. "It wouldn't make sense to build freeways and interstate highways in each individual state that didn't connect with freeways in bordering states. "So how can it make sense to restore rail passenger service! Want Good Passenger Train Service? 1. Woi'ld you use passenger tioin service it available in your 
                            

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