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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:12 PM

Amtrak vows grand expansion under Biden's infrastructure plan.

Amtrak late Wednesday released a proposed map of new and expanded service if it can land the $80 billion President Joe Biden proposed for the rail service as part of his American Jobs Plan, a massive $2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation's aging infrastructure.

Amtrak's vision calls for bringing new intercity rail service to up to 160 previously unserved communities over the next 15 years, including 30 potential new routes and enhanced services with more daily trips on existing routes. New service is identified for major cities that currently have no Amtrak service such as Las Vegas, Nashville, Columbus, Ohio, and Phoenix.

Amtrak released a broad map Wednesday that showed where new and improved service might go if the money is approved by Congress. The proposals are outlined in Amtrak's "Connect US" plan – a 15-year vision that seeks to add 20 million new Amtrak passengers by 2035. Ridership is currently around 32 million.

New service proposed in Amtrak's plan includes:
https://news.yahoo.com/amtrak-vows-grand-expansion-under-141307225.html

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:16 PM

1. I wasn't aware that rail service was becoming popular again.

Will the postal service get as much help?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:31 PM

3. It would be really nice if we could finally get a station here in Tulsa.

When you have to drive 150 miles, pay to park and take a taxi to the station, train travel is just not as appealing OR as budget friendly as it sounds. It's still a great way to travel, I have taken Amtrak many times and would be among the first to book a trip if Tulsa opened a station.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:32 PM

4. Modern Day train transportation should be embraced

Nationalized high speed rail transportation systems outside North America are so practical and cost effective. The US should be embracing it in the 21st century as part of the infrastructure effort. I love independently traveling throughout Europe on vacations.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:36 PM

5. Awesome nt

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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 03:31 PM

6. A lot of this looks like restoration of service chopped

by Reagan and Clinton-era Amtrak route cuts caused by Right-wing fibbertarians trying to put Amtrak’s hide on their wall. Still, bringing them back would be a good idea.

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