JACOB TIERNEY | Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
As the state Senate considers expanding a Western Pennsylvania passenger rail route, the future of another is in question.
President Trump's proposed budget would eliminate federal subsidies for almost all long-distance Amtrak routes, including the Capitol Limited train, which runs from Chicago to Washington, D.C., with stops in Pittsburgh and Connellsville.
The cut would be a major blow to the economy of the small Fayette County community, said Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln.
The Capitol Limited is popular with bicyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage, a trail that runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md., and connects with the C&O Towpath that runs to Washington.
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