By The Associated Press
10:13 AM CDT, March 22, 2012
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) - Garden City will host Amtrak and BNSF representatives next month for a discussion about the future of an Amtrak route that runs through the area.
City Manager Matt Allen told the Garden City Commission this week that the meeting is scheduled for April 10.
The Garden City Telegram reports that Allen said the objective of the summit is to discuss issues relating to the future of Amtrak's Southwest Chief, Amtrak's passenger rail route that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles daily, passing through Kansas.
Amtrak uses BNSF Railway lines. Because of dispute over rail maintenance, Amtrak is considering an alternate route that would go south from Newton through the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico.
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