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Ravalli County, Montana to look at passenger rail service between Missoula and Darby.

June 5, 2009View for printing

The Ravalli County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to look more closely at passenger rail service between Missoula and Darby.

Rick O'Brien, executive director of the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, proposed the idea of forming a committee to gain support and possibly startup funding. More than 20 residents from the valley attended the “Tracks in the Bitterroot” presentation.

Over the past 10 months, O'Brien has gained support for passenger train service from communities and civic clubs in the Bitterroot Valley, as well as around Glacier National Park.

By ALAINA ABBOTT for the Missoulian

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