Rail service kept intact through grant

Last year, when President Trump's proposed budget included nixes to Amtrak and rail funding pointed to eliminating the Southwest Chief line altogether, fliers and posters circulated, encouraging constituents to contact Congressional leaders about keeping rail in the area.

Last week, approval of a grant to restore funding for the Southwest Chef had some Deocratic party officials celebrating. 

Amtrak has a station in Las Vegas that provides jobs and is critical to the planned development of the city's Railroad Avenue.