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The Feasibility Of Adding Another Amtrak Line

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In an effort to increase passenger rail use and decrease congestion on Pennsylvania’s roads, PennDOT announced last week that it would be discounting tickets for Amtrak rides across the commonwealth.  Pittsburgh was added to the network between Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia and New York in what’s being called “PA Trips By Train.” Will this encourage Pittsburgh travelers to jump on board? We’ll ask Lucinda Beattie, Vice President of Transportation, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Mark Spada of the Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail.

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