DeSoto getting closer to adding an Amtrak stop

(DeSoto) The City of DeSoto has been trying for the past few years to add an Amtrak station. After a few years of delays due to the pandemic and other reasons, they are close to getting the official word from Amtrak. DeSoto City Manager Todd Melkus says things continue to move along in the process.

So how much would it cost to bring an Amtrak stop in DeSoto?

Melkus says the depot could be a simple structure, or perhaps something a little more attractive.

Melkus says they will continue to see if state funding could help out with the costs. DeSoto should be getting the green light on the project in the next month or two. If approved the DeSoto Amtrak stop would have direct routes to both Chicago, Illinois, and Dallas, Texas. DeSoto Resident Jim Thomas and others have been very instrumental in moving this project along.