Pennsylvania
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Ridership:

  • Over 53,000 daily riders or 44% of total Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) riders in 2019.

  • Over 3,165,019 Amtrak local riders in 2016.

Economic Impact:

  • In 2016, Amtrak generated over:

    • 10,960 jobs 

    • $328M in earnings for the New York economy

    • $3.4M in tourist spending

    • $378K in federal taxes, $144K in state taxes, and $78K in local taxes from tourist spending

Pennsylvania Rail Projects that Need
Federal Investments
  • Philadelphia 30th Street Station Development ($354,000,000)

  • Southwest Connection Improvement Project ($70,990,000)

  • 30th Street West Catenary Replacement ($77,000,000)

  • Ardmore Transportation Center: Phase 1 ADA Improvements ($53,601,817)

  • Villanova Station: Phase 2 ADA Improvements ($10,450,000)

  • Harrisburg Line Interlocking Improvements:

    • Potts ($30,346,286)

    • Zoo ($120,831,526)

  • Paoli Transportation Center ($51,200,000)

  • Frazer Rail Shop and Yard Upgrade ($139,000,000)

  • Malvern Station: ADA Improvements ($15,260,000)

  • Exton Station ($39,500,000)

  • Harrisburg Line Track 2

    • Upgrade: Glenn to Thorn ($16,675,000)

    • Signal Upgrade: Zoo to Paoli ($50,000,000)

    • Restoration: Paoli to Frazer ($50,000,000)

  • Downingtown Station Improvements ($115,500,000)

  • Coatesville Station Improvements ($65,000,000)

  • Parkesburg Station Improvements ($49,000,000)

  • Lancaster Station Improvements ($16,000,000)

  • Harrisburg Line Station Improvements ($44,000,000)

Congressional Eye on Pennslyvania
Rail Infrastructure