Sunday, March 09, 2008

Trains west, trains east...

Now wait a second. Amtrak is looking at expanding rail service in Ohio.... yet they are not even thinking of extending its upgrade of the Philadelphia-Harrisburg link to the rest of the state. What's up with that? Here in town, Sam can't even find the entrance to the Amtrak station which isn't even being incorporated into the the design of the Grant Street Transportation Center just across the street. What are we, the doughnut hole in the rail system?

A transit book of the moment:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "hole" metaphor works on a much wider scale than just the rail system. But, 'doughnut' isn't the hole I think of when it comes to transportation in Pittsburgh.


Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Additionally, Amtrak does not own the rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg as it does in the eastern part of the state, meaning track owner Norfolk Southern Corp. would need to be a part of any upgrade plans."

The key sentence in the article you linked to. It seems Amtrak *is* thinking of extending the upgrade, but Norfolk Southern would have to be part of it. It isn't just Amtrak's fault.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:47:00 AM  

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