Welcome to Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail’s (WPPR) recently updated website. WPPR advocates for more and better passenger rail service for Western Pennsylvania. We are in the process of transferring data from the old website and refining the new one. If the information you are searching for has not yet been transferred, please refer to the original WPPR website. We hope to see you at one of our future meetings.
“More and better passenger rail service for Western Pennsylvanians.“
Thank you for learning more about WPPR. Our mission is simple: more and better passenger rail service for Western Pennsylvanians. Currently there is only one daily passenger train, the Pennsylvanian, running between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, while more than a dozen exist between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. We are advocating for three (3) daily trains to run between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg (continuing east to Philadelphia and New York) in an effort to connect the region, thus providing expanded travel alternatives and enhancing economic development.
This organization is working very hard to achieve this goal, and in 2017, actions by the Pennsylvania legislature showed its greater interest in additional service .
We hope you write to your legislatures and local media outlets to urge support for more and better passenger rail service for Western Pennsylvania. Follow this link to find legislatures in your district. Thank you.
In May of 2014, Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail (WPPR), a grass-roots advocacy organization working to improve passenger rail services for residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a business advocacy organization focused on improving mobility choices for Pittsburghers and others, are pleased to share with you our newly released report, On Track to Accessibility, Increasing Service of the Pennsylvanian: Benefits and Costs.