Tag Archives: Amtrak

Bye Capitol/Lake Shore diners, Penn Station summer access

The first item below from Amtrak’s media center is very disappointing news, but not surprising considering that Amtrak is now run by a former airline executive. Questions are: what will the food options be for coach passengers? What will happen with all the brand-new Viewliner dining cars that Amtrak acquired? Will they be used for […]

Midwest rail plan is promising for Ohio

Although it is still a few months away from completion, the Midwest Regional Rail System (MWRRS) study by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its consulting team is delivering some early returns. Those returns are in the form of ridership and operating cost-effectiveness projections that show Ohio has several potential intercity passenger rail routes deserving […]

CSX, Wall Street want a steel wall across Ohio

Imagine how Ohioans would react to a new Ohio Turnpike commissioner seeking to halve the busy toll road from six lanes to three. It would be soundly rejected and the commissioner promptly shown the exit. An equally zany idea is reportedly being pursued by E. Hunter Harrison, the new CEO of CSX Transportation Inc., one of […]

Northwest Ohio Rally4Trains drew passenger rail advocates from near, far

UPDATE: Below are links to media coverage of the Toledo Rally4Trains event: WTOL CBS-11 news report The Toledo Blade news report _________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 24, 2017 Contact: Bill Gill 419-536-1924 Bruce Becker, Vice President of Operations, National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) Joins Tim Porter, Chair of the Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association […]