Officials in Fort Madison, Iowa, say that plans for Amtrak to use a different station are on hold.
He was referring to the lack of a state budget in Iowa and federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration that would end all funding for Amtrak long-distance trains.
Fort Madison will pony up 25 percent of the $1.2 million needed to upgrade the Santa Fe Depot for Amtrak’s use.
“We are going to do what we can on our part but at the same time we have to be responsible,” Varley said.
Fort Madison is the only stop in Iowa for Amtrak’s Chicago-Los Angeles Southwest Chief.