Gardner Secures $16 Million TIGER Grant for Southwest Chief Amtrak Line

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Department of Transportation has awarded a $16 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant that will help rehabilitate railroad segments that Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line runs on, including in Colorado. Gardner previously signed a letter to the Secretary of Transportation advocating for the grant.


Click here to download Gardner’s video remarks.


“This grant funding for the Southwest Chief Amtrak line is great news for southern Colorado,” said Gardner. “The Southwest Chief is an important means of transportation for Colorado rural communities and the surrounding region. I was proud to fight for this grant at the federal level and am thrilled to deliver this news to southern Colorado.”




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy


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