Rail Service to Boise Coming Back?
Author: Sgt. Joe Friday
Date: 06-09-2021 - 11:46

Interesting that the new proposal for Amtrak bypasses southern Idaho, specifically Boise. The Boise area is one of the fastest growing areas of the country, and you've got several towns in between SLC and BOI that probably don't have decent air service: Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls. A friend of mine who lives in Pocatello says he often drives 300 miles to BOI to get a one hour flight to Seattle.

Maybe Uncle Pete has already quietly passed the word, "pay up or don't bother." And although the line from Orchard through Boise to Nampa is owned by the City of Boise, it would require major work to bring it up to passenger train standards.

Link to the local reporting here: [www.ktvb.com]



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? Sgt. Joe Friday 06-09-2021 - 11:46
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? Build back better Boise 06-09-2021 - 13:05
  Crapo mounted an “aggressive” push to reignite funding for Amtrak’s Pioneer line $400 million (or so) 06-09-2021 - 13:29
  Idaho MrPotatoHead 06-09-2021 - 16:07
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? White River Junction 06-10-2021 - 13:10
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? The Boise Shore 06-10-2021 - 13:43
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? An Observer 06-10-2021 - 14:06
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? Hot Water 06-10-2021 - 14:12
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? Sgt. Joe Friday 06-10-2021 - 15:58
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? We'll see? BOB2 06-10-2021 - 16:50
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? AZebra 06-10-2021 - 16:54
  Re: Rail Service to Boise Coming Back? An Observer 06-11-2021 - 10:21


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