Friday, August 5, 2022

Campaign arrives to expand Cleveland Amtrak service

Several business and planning organizations have joined forces to
lobby for expanded Amtrak passenger rail service to the railroad’s
downtown Cleveland station. While the state of Ohio ponders if it
will tap into the largest-ever infusion of federal dollars into passen-
ger rail for service on a new route to Columbus and Cincinnati,
Cleveland interests want to expand service on existing east-west
Amtrak routes. The above photo is from Providence, RI (Amtrak).

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP) are advocating to expand Cleveland’s Amtrak service into a central passenger rail line. As the economic powerhouse of Northeast Ohio, Downtown Cleveland is home to the state’s largest jobs hub and residential downtown area, making it central to business, housing and events, and a critical access route within the region and beyond. The organizations are joining forces to seek community input and support for the initiative through a survey, running through the month of August.


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