Missouri River Runner Ridership Up

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JEFFERSON CITY- More Missourians are taking the rails. According to a MoDOT news release, the number of travelers on Amtrak's Missouri River Runner trains grew by 74 percent from 2007-2012.

In the past year, more than 192,000 people took the train.

The Missouri River Runner serves Kansas City, St. Louis, and eight points in between: Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, and Independence.