Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AmTrack Stop Will Come to Hope

This morning we gathered in Hope to meet with Congressman Ross and Joe Boardman, Amtrack's president, Dan Flowers and many others for a presentation and discussion of an Amtrack stop in Hope. It has been the project of Paul Henley, Catherine Cook and the whole community for 14 years and they deserve much applause and accolade. Mr. Boardman made the stop official today and committed to helping with the funding needed to update the depot to modern standards. Governor Beebe and the Arkansas Economic Development agency have also committed to helping us. The involvement of Congressman Ross was essential to the success and I very much appreciate his efforts.

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