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"Name the Train" Contest Receives Overwhelming Response


Call for Entries Closed, Online Voting Begins Week of December 22

JEFFERSON CITY and ST. LOUIS - The “Name the Train” Contest sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation and Amtrak attracted more than 8,300 name submissions during the first phase of the contest.

Due to the overwhelming response, contest judges require additional time to select the five finalists. As a result, the final voting phase of the contest will begin the week of December 22. Once online voting begins, you can cast your vote at or mail your favorite finalist name, along with your name and address to MoDOT, Name the Train Contest, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Only one vote per person will be accepted. The new name will be announced by January 30, 2009.

The Missouri Department of Transportation and Amtrak are sponsoring the “Name the Train” contest in celebration of 30 years of state-supported passenger rail across Missouri, as well as major service improvements in the works. The name selected will give a new, single brand to the St. Louis to Kansas City passenger service line.

Five finalists will receive two round-trip coach tickets to any Amtrak destination in Missouri and a gift basket from one of five participating cities located on the passenger rail line. The grand-prize winner will receive two round-trip sleeping car tickets, if available, to any Amtrak destination in the U.S.

About the Missouri Department of Transportation

Our mission is to provide a world-class transportation experience that delights our customers and promotes a prosperous Missouri. For more information, visit or call 888-ASK-MODOT (within Missouri).


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