Amtrak Connects Us: Full Report
The accompanying report offers more details about our vision to improve 25 of our existing routes, add
39 new routes, and bring service to over 160 new communities, in addition to the over 525 communities we proudly serve today.
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.
Pennsylvania (Allentown, Reading, Scranton) Roundtable Fact Sheets
These corridors highlight Amtrak’s vision for increased and new service in Pennsylvania including Scranton, Allentown and Reading to New York, an additional Pennsylvanian frequency, as well as proposed upgrades to the Harrisburg line. These would provide commuters with a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable way to travel to jobs in New York City and the surrounding area.
Arizona Roundtable Fact Sheet
This new corridor links the rapidly growing Phoenix and Tucson areas with daily multi-frequency service between downtown Tucson through Phoenix to the West Valley suburb of Buckeye. It also links Phoenix and Tucson to Los Angeles with increased daily service. Eleven mayors of communities along the Tucson – Phoenix corridor, led by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, have released a joint letter to Congress expressing support for Amtrak’s vision to bring passenger rail service to one of the fastest growing regions in America.
Heartland Flyer Extension Fact Sheet
Extension and improvement of Amtrak’s existing Heartland Flyer service would enhance existing service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, bring new service to Wichita, and increase connectivity to the Amtrak network via Newton. Although Oklahoma City and Wichita are only 160 miles apart, the last time they were connected by passenger rail was in 1979. Additionally, the service would connect to the Texas Triangle routes included in Amtrak’s corridor vision. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to over 7.5 million people, the fourth largest in the United States, and the route in total would serve an area with over ten million residents.
3C + D Corridor Fact Sheet
Despite being less than 250 miles apart, the last time Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati were connected directly by rail was in 1967. Amtrak’s vision would turn both Cincinnati and Cleveland into new hubs for Amtrak service.
Front Range Corridor Fact Sheet
Connecting a thriving corridor with safe, convenient, sustainable Amtrak service for Amtrak’s vision between Pueblo and Cheyenne.