KDKA Pittsburgh did a news segment about Pittsburgh - Harrisburg passenger rail service and the second Pennsylvanian.
PennDOT is developing an application for submission to the Federal Rail Administration’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program to support several rail improvement projects along the Keystone West corridor to accommodate an additional Pennsylvanian train between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, PA. PennDOT seeks federal funds to continue efforts to work with Amtrak and Norfolk Southern (NS) to increase public transportation opportunities to communities throughout the Commonwealth and improve the safety and efficiency of the Pennsylvania rail system.
Due to a lack of equipment, checked baggage service is suspended on the Pennsylvanian and Carolinian for the fall schedule as indicated in the attached Amtrak advisory.
Rail advocates hope to expand Erie passenger train service with help from an Erie County Rail Futures Commission.
State officials announced this week an agreement that will expand passenger rail service in western Pennsylvania - a concept for which Johnstown-area leaders have been advocating for many years.