"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."
Governor Wolf: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Allows PennDOT, Norfolk Southern to Move Toward Improved Freight and Passenger Rail Service in Western Pa.
Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Jennie Louwerse were joined by Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Amit Bose, Norfolk Southern (NS) Regional Vice President Rudy Husband and local officials today to announce that the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) has paved the way for movement toward improved freight and passenger-rail service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.
The Johnstown Amtrak station will get over $27 million in improvements including $16 million from Amtrak and $11.3 million as part of a $24.5 million USDOT Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant awarded to Johnstown.
Amtrak is spending $7.3 billion on a new fleet of up to 83 train sets to replace its nearly 50-year-old rolling stock on the Northeast Corridor and a number of state-supported routes, the national passenger railroad announced Wednesday.