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Texas Eagle Rail Possibly Cancelled

    An East Texas commuter rail line is again facing possible cancellation, as the Texas Eagle may face extinction. Questions remain about Amtrak's economic viability and its future in East Texas. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Inspector General issued a report this week stating that the passenger train service should drop long-distance routes and instead spend funds on repairing and maintaining short-distance routes.

     One of the routes on the proposed chopping block, the Texas Eagle, runs through Mineola, Longview and other East Texas cities. The decision on what routes will be cancelled would be up to Congress.

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