TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – People in northwest Ohio looking to travel to Columbus may have a new option in the future if Amtrak’s plans to expand service in the US become a reality.
Rail released plans to improve and improve the service by 2035, including adding new supply lines across the country.
Amtrak currently operates through Toledo with direct destinations such as Chicago and Cleveland and other locations via these cities.
Amtrak’s new vision includes a route from Cleveland to Columbus, the country’s second largest city with no rail traffic. The Cleveland to Columbus route would also connect the capital of Ohio to Cincinnati and connect the state’s three largest cities by rail.
The new routes also include Las Vegas, Nashville and Phoenix, which currently have no rail service.
A new branch of rail transport would also link Toledo directly with Detroit. Currently, drivers traveling from Toledo to Detroit travel first via Chicago to Battle Creek, Michigan, and on to Detroit.
A new Amtrak route would connect Toledo directly to Detroit. Columbus would also receive rail services via Cleveland and Cincinnati.(WTVG)
Amtrak’s expanded proposal would include up to 160 new communities in the United States with more than 30 new routes and more than 20 existing routes with more travel. In 2019, Amtrak announced it had serviced 32 million drivers. A figure that Amtrak is proposing would add 20 million drivers with new or improved services.
Improved rail transport is dependent on considerable government funds.
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