passenger-rail

Casey, Fetterman announce $144M grant to expand Amtrak’s Philadelphia to Pittsburgh service

BY: - December 6, 2023

The Pennsylvanian carried about 212,000 passengers in 2019 before ridership dropped sharply during the pandemic. In 2022, the Pennsylvanian carried about 176,000 passengers. PennDOT did not say when the expanded service would begin.

PennDOT, Norfolk Southern reach agreement on expanded Amtrak service to Pittsburgh

BY: - September 22, 2023

The state of Pennsylvania and Norfolk Southern Corp. have inked a deal that will allow Amtrak to operate a second round-trip between New York City and Pittsburgh via Harrisburg each day. Under the agreement between PennDOT and the nation’s fourth-largest freight railroad, the commonwealth will invest more than $200 million in railway and safety improvements […]

Pa., Norfolk Southern working on deal to add 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh

BY: - February 18, 2022

Local business leaders and advocates have long sought the expansion of passenger rail service between the capital city and Pittsburgh.

Pa. cities could see 15 new round trips as part of Amtrak proposal

BY: - June 2, 2021

Pennsylvania would see three completely new routes serving the eastern part of the state, as well as enhanced service routes throughout the state, including Western Pennsylvania.

Biden celebrates Amtrak’s 50th birthday and pitches more rail investment in Philadelphia

BY: - April 30, 2021

Friday afternoon was a confluence of passions for President Joe Biden, as he marked his 101st day in office by celebrating Amtrak’s 50th anniversary at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.