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Ideastream Public Media - Amtrak's proposed expansion in Ohio has some transit advocates excited

Updated: Jan 19

Last week, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the first steps were being taken to potentially expand Amtrak services across Ohio.


The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration has identified four routes to prioritize for expansion, hitting major cities across the state, as well as connecting them to other hubs in the midwest.


The routes being discussed include the “3C+D,” which runs from Cleveland, through Columbus and Dayton, down to Cincinnati, the "Midwest Connect Corridor" which links Chicago, Fort Wayne, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, and a route connecting Cleveland, Toledo, and Detroit. Plus, the “Daily Cardinal” route is targeted for potential expansion. That route runs from Chicago to New York, with a stop in Cincinnati.


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