FRA is engaging with State DOTs, Amtrak, Class I Railroads, metropolitan planning organizations, regional passenger rail authorities, local officials, federally recognized tribes, and the broader stakeholder community as we evaluate how to better connect people with long-distance rail services.
Regional working group meetings were held in six regions across the country during January and February 2023 – Northeast, Southeast, Central, Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest. During the working group meetings, participants reviewed the study’s requirements and existing and discontinued long-distance passenger rail services. They then discussed options for advancing evaluations of potential routes and how Amtrak and communities can work together to improve use of intercity passenger rail service along long-distance routes. In the coming months, FRA will hold additional working group meetings to keep stakeholders informed about the Study’s progress.
Materials from the working group meetings held in January and February are available below. We will post new materials after future working group meetings.
If you have any comments or questions, please submit them via the web form on the homepage or to [email protected]. Due to the breadth of the study, it may not be possible to respond to all feedback, but all feedback will be reviewed by the team and captured in our report.