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June 3, 2022

New Reading, Pottstown, Philadelphia Amtrak Thruway Bus service

A new Amtrak Thruway Bus service will launch on Monday, June 6, with two daily roundtrips connecting Reading and Pottstown to Amtrak's network via Philadelphia, including service to Pittsburgh through a connection with the Pennsylvanian.

June 1, 2022

Baggage car added to the Capitol Limited due to the demand for bicycle space; Amtrak jobs posted for Pittsburgh, Johnstown

Baggage car added to the Capitol Limited due to the demand for bicycle space; Amtrak jobs posted for Pittsburgh, Johnstown

May 13, 2022

Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey transition plan calls for improved transit access to an upgraded Amtrak station

"Improve connections between existing transit lines in Downtown connecting people to public transportation from Allegheny and surrounding counties, Greyhound, and Amtrak. The area from the Convention Center to the Amtrak station can include pedestrians, bikes, and even kayaks in a welcoming place for residents and visitors. Encourage Amtrak to invest in its downtown Amtrak Station to make a more friendly place for its expanded service." (page 105)

May 9, 2022

Amtrak unveils summer schedule

Amtrak unveiled its summer schedule which includes the restoration of four long distance trains to daily service.

April 22, 2022

Altoona Transportation Center gets $1.29M

PennDOT has awarded a $1.29 million multimodal grant to help the city renovate the downtown transportation center.