Investment in America’s infrastructure is critical to the economic and environmental well-being of our nation. As we look to the future, Amtrak is exploring new opportunities to better connect communities, reduce our carbon footprint, and provide economic benefits for every American. Over the next 15 years, Amtrak’s vision for expansion will connect up to 160 communities throughout the United States by building new or improved rail corridors in over 25 states.

Amtrak’s plan will benefit all Americans and impact rural main street and urban city centers. Amtrak will introduce new stations in over half of U.S. states, increase rail service to 47 out of the top 50 metropolitan areas, and create over half a million new, well-paying jobs.

Please continue to check this page throughout 2021, as we will have more information and content throughout the year.

National Fact Sheet

Amtrak’s vision to grow rail service and connect new city pairs across America rises to the urgent challenges of our time, and will provide new and improved train service to millions of additional passengers.  This one-pager provides more information on Amtrak’s vision for a rail network America needs that offers frequent, reliable, sustainable, and equitable train service.

Front Range Corridor Fact Sheet

Connecting a thriving corridor with safe, convenient, sustainable Amtrak service for Amtrak’s vision between Pueblo and Cheyenne.

Front Range Media Roundtable

Two members of Colorado’s Front Range Commission and the President of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce will join Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn and Amtrak President Stephen Gardner  to talk about a vision for passenger rail service along a Front Range Corridor between Pueblo and Cheyenne, including Colorado Springs/USAF Academy, Castle Rock, Littleton, Denver, Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Ft. Collins and Cheyenne.

National Map

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Front Range Corridor Map

To download a high-res image of the Front Range specific Amtrak Connects Us map, please click above.

Statement from Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn

Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn’s statement on Amtrak Connects Us.

Amtrak Seeks to Begin Gulf Coast Service

After more than five years of data-driven and federally led studies, Amtrak has initiated a process before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) to require CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) to permit the operation of two daily Amtrak trains between New Orleans and Mobile starting in 2022. Under STB procedures, CSX and NS will be required to provide Amtrak access to their railroads for this service or prove to the public why they cannot successfully host these trains in accordance with the law.

Amtrak Connects Us Website

Check out the Amtrak Connects Us website for more information about our vision, including in-depth details on benefits to national and local communities and travelers, resources and our vision.