Extreme budget cuts for service such as Amtrak's Downeaster between Portland, Maine, and Boston have been avoided after the Senate reached an agreement that will maintain funding for the rail service. "We fought hard to preserve Amtrak funding, and I am pleased that, after vigorous debate, we were able to maintain funding for state-supported routes such as the Downeaster," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

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