Missouri Amtrak service to be cut

Amtrak is one of the best ways for cyclists to transport themselves and the bicycles to touring destinations. For instance, many cyclists ride the Katy Trail one way and then take Amtrak back the other direction.

Unfortunately, last year the Missouri legislature provided only $5 million of the $6.2 million needed to run the "Missouri Mule" (looping between Kansas City and St. Louis, stopping at 8 cities in between) this year. Unless funding is found, the Mule will stop running February 28th. This will leave only one daily train covering the St. Louis-KC route.

MoDOT has asked the Missouri legislature to provide the funds needed to continue the Missouri Mule through the end of the fiscal year in June.

See the full story in KOLR online.