The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is conducting an Amtrak Daily Long-Distance Service Study to evaluate the restoration of daily intercity rail passenger service along:
Any Amtrak long-distance routes that have been discontinued, and
Any Amtrak long-distance routes that occur on a non-daily basis.
Additionally, FRA may evaluate potential new Amtrak long-distance routes, including with specific attention provided to routes in service as of April 1971 but not continued by Amtrak.
For more information about the Amtrak Long-Distance Service Study, please visit the homepage. To contact us, please send an email to [email protected].
FRA is required to consult with federally recognized Tribes as part of the study. The Project Team acknowledges tribal sovereignty and looks forward to engaging with Tribes as sovereign rights holders with specific concerns and special interests about the study.
FRA mailed and emailed invitation letters to 350 Tribes in January 2023. Tribes were invited to attend a regional workshop meeting and/or a Tribal interest meeting.
An update was emailed to 350 Tribes in March 2023, asking Tribes of their interest in the FRA LDSS and letting them know about the availability of the January and February 2023 meeting materials at www.fralongdistancerailstudy.org. Additionally, this update let Tribes know about FRA’s attendance at the RES 2023 Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2023.
A second update was emailed to 350 Tribes in May 2023, letting them know about regional workshop meetings that will be held in July 2023 and inviting them to attend a regional workshop meeting and/or a Tribal interest meeting.