Cleveland City Council OKs Resolution Backing Amtrak Expansion in Ohio

The Cleveland City County has approved a resolution supporting a proposed expansion of Amtrak service in Ohio.

The resolution urges Ohio members of Congress to support a renewal of the federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization and also approve appropriate funds for the proposed expansion.

The expansion has been floated by Amtrak officials during meetings with local and state government officials in recent weeks.

However, it has yet to be formally proposed and hinges on Congress approving funding for a program to develop corridor routes across the country.

News reports have said that among the routes Amtrak is eyeing in Ohio are Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati, Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit, Cleveland-Pittsburgh-New York, Cleveland-Buffalo-New York, and Cincinnati-Indianapolis-Chicago.

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