Rock Island Trail advocates push for state acquisition

Rock Island Trail advocates showed up at the Capitol Friday. (Kermit Miller/KRCG 13)

Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told hikers and bikers and to expect a transfer of the Rock Island Line from current-owner Ameren to the state.

Advocated traveled to the Capitol Friday to press the issue, as the acquisition process deadline is in late February.

Proponents said they want to convert another 144 miles of abandoned rail line between Beaufort and Rocheport.

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