This week marked the anniversary of the passenger rail system created in 1971.
President Biden, who was a regular commuter between Wilmington and Washington D.C when the Senate was in session and was sometimes referred to as ‘Amtrak Joe’ made an appearance to announce plans for a much needed boost to the rail system’s infrastructure. The President is offering that $80b be used by Amtrak to improve the North-Eastern corridor and to expand routes across the nation. If plans get approval by Congress it would mean services for Nashville, Dallas, Phoenix, Columbus, Houston, Austin and Las Vegas.
America has one of the largest rail systems in the world with probably the least provision of passenger services. The ambitious plans hope to be in service by 2035!