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State and local officials discuss opportunities to draw in more people using Amtrak

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Community leaders in the Tri-States are increasing their efforts to use Amtrak service to market their cities.

Representatives from five regional cities, including Quincy and Macomb, met in Quincy Monday. They discussed efforts to better market the Amtrak corridor in an effort to draw more people to the area.

"We talk with Amtrak and make sure funding's going to be there," Quincy's Mayor Kyle Moore said. "Talk with our state representatives. And of course today we're going to be talking about branding. So hopefully we can have a name and a brand for our corridor. And we could really help use that to market our cities to other people."

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore says the group will take action steps from the meeting and discuss how to meet those branding and marketing goals in their next quarterly meeting.

"We have local elected officials, state representatives and state senators all speaking with one common voice and with one common goal," Moore said. "I think that really helps us push our agenda, not just locally but throughout the state of Illinois."

Mayor Moore also says the group will discuss a name and a brand for the regional Amtrak corridor, which could be used to market the cities.
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