Amtrak is more than just a federal monopoly on train travel. Amtrak's contribution to the New Mexico economy is 260 jobs and 12 Million dollars spent in the state annually, according to a report released by Amtrak in 2014 (below). Amtrak has also announced recently that is has been investing in track infrastructure with spending in Kansas and Oklahoma.

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