On Track To Accessibility

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.

On Track to Accessibility Report and Cover Letter


Letters of Endorsement for Increased PIT-NYC Service

 Letters of Endorsement for Additional Pittsburgh-New York Service

AARP Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Blair County Chamber of Commerce
Cambria County Office of County Commissioners
Cambria County Planning Commission
Central Penn College
Commissioners of Mifflin County
Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT)
Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley
Green Building Alliance
Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Greater Johnstown Regional Partnership
Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association
Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Johnstown City Council
Modern Transit Partnership
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
Oakland Task Force
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto
Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Westmoreland County Commissioners

Rockwood, Md Station Feasibility Analysis

In 2012, the Rockwood Train Station Feasibility Study was commissioned by the Somerset County Planning Commission to examine the feasibility of, and issues associated with, the creation of a new stop in Rockwood for Amtrak’s Capitol Limited service, which travels along CSX Transportation’s Baltimore to-Chicago line passing through Rockwood.

The new station will provide alternative modes of transportation for residents of Rockwood and the surrounding area and increase tourism to the Borough and Somerset County.

Rockwood Final Summary Report_FINAL COMPRESSED