Amtrak waiting to hear from the Lehigh Valley about bringing back passenger rail

Work continues to bring proposed passenger rail lines back to Pennsylvania as part of Amtrak's vision for 2035, but while other agencies and author...

July 7, 2022
8:34 PM

Work continues to bring proposed passenger rail lines back to Pennsylvania as part of Amtrak's vision for 2035, but while other agencies and authorities are hustling there's relative silence from the Lehigh Valley.Amtrak has been contacted by organizations for other routes in the state, but has not been contacted by any organizations regarding the Allentown corridor, Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll told lehighvalleylive.com this week.The Federal Railroad Administration is currently soliciting 'expressions of interest' from state and local governments about starting new passenger rail routes, with formal applications for the new Corridor ID program expected to be available by the end of the year, Toll said.

Sarah Cassi | For lehighvalleylive.com