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Progressive transport policies in action: Texarkana ticket office may close UPDATE: and good news too!

This is no small station either. This a town without much air service and a need for reliable scheduled intercity service. Here is the lead and a link

An Amtrak station in Texarkana that’s been in the area for over 20 years may shut down for good.

Arkansas State Representative Steve Herrelson says the sole employee of the Texarkana Amtrak station will be retiring later this month, and Amtrak has not made any plans to replace the employee.

However, negotiations have been going on between Harrelson and Amtrak officials to consider leaving that position open.

Two notes.

Steve Harrelson is an outstanding legislator and deserves a lot of credit for his consciousness of balanced transportation policy. 

Also, we know this blog is read around the world. Please forward local Amtrak news items to me or Logan. We want TFA to be a one-stop clearing house for rail passenger information.

UPDATE: Our friend, State Rep. Steve Harrellson, sends news that the station will continue with one full-time and one part-time employee. Here is a link to the local paper’s story.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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October 2008