Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt of Missouri this week issued a joint news release applauding Amtrak for finding a way to continue passenger rail service in Missouri. But a tentative plan to outfit trains with new high-tech safety devices comes with trade-offs.
Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt of Missouri this week issued a joint news release applauding Amtrak for finding a way to continue passenger rail service in Missouri. But a tentative plan to outfit trains with new high-tech safety devices comes with trade-offs. File photo The Kansas City Star
Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt of Missouri this week issued a joint news release applauding Amtrak for finding a way to continue passenger rail service in Missouri. But a tentative plan to outfit trains with new high-tech safety devices comes with trade-offs. File photo The Kansas City Star

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