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Statehouse News Bureau - Amtrak expansion in Ohio is expected to bring jobs and revenue, but not for a while

Updated: Jan 19

New numbers show the Amtrak expansion that’s planned for Ohio will bring thousands of new jobs and millions in new taxes. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced Amtrak would expand four key routes in Ohio.

The expansion is in the earliest stages at this point. But the four key corridors include:

  • Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati, the 3C+D corridor

  • Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit

  • Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus-Pittsburgh, the Midwest Connect corridor via Lima, Kenton, Marysville, Columbus, Newark, Coshocton, Newcomerstown, Uhrichsville, and Steubenville in Ohio

  • Daily Cardinal Service, increasing service frequency from three days per week to daily on Amtrak’s current service to Cincinnati between New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, IL via the States of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.

John Esterly, a board member with All Aboard Ohio, said Ohio got lucky when it comes to Amtrak expansion.

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