Amtrak unveiled its summer schedule which includes the restoration of four long distance trains to daily service.
PennDOT has awarded a $1.29 million multimodal grant to help the city renovate the downtown transportation center.
"Building an expanded, improved Amtrak service with ticket prices that passengers can afford would emphasize to future generations that there is indeed a pleasant, comfortable alternative to motor vehicle transportation on increasingly congested highways."
"On Feb. 18, Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Jennie Louwerse, Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Amit Bose and Norfolk Southern Regional Vice President Rudy Husband, along with elected officials from the region, held a press conference in Pittsburgh, announcing that plans are being negotiated to make improvements necessary to increase passenger-rail service on the NS-owned corridor west of Harrisburg."
"Adding a second daily passenger train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg will connect the Steel City more tightly to the state capital — but, more importantly, will connect Pittsburghers to Amtrak’s higher-speed network up and down the East Coast."