“Glendive and Dawson County stand to profit considerably both equally economically and socially by means of the restoration of passenger rail provider,” stated Dawson County Financial Growth Government Director Jason Stuart. “Economically, obtaining passenger rail assistance and restoring the use of our historic passenger rail depot will draw extra people and travelers through and to Glendive, creating better financial option for our Principal Road enterprises.”

Stuart noted that Makoshika Condition Park observed 100,000 website visitors in 2020. The prepare services would also profit Montana residents wanting to take a look at other towns and cities, he extra.

“Socially, acquiring passenger rail company will be a great boon to our residents’ vacation solutions, in particular for journey to the western side of the condition,” Stuart continued. “Dawson County could not be more delighted to be a founding member of the Large Sky Passenger Rail Authority, and we appear forward to lending our voice to this critical energy.”

The initiative has aid in Butte as well.

“The Significant Sky Passenger Rail Authority will foster a extra related Montana,” explained Butte-Silver Bow Commissioner Shawn Fredrickson. “Butte-Silver Bow is wanting ahead to doing work with the rest of the point out to make it turn into a fact.”

Strohmaier explained fairly than wait around for the Montana Legislature to act, neighborhood county governments from North Dakota to Idaho have banned collectively to get anything finished. The Authority will have independent jurisdiction and will have the potential to seek out and acknowledge federal grant funding to get the ball rolling.