ESPA is very pleased to be a founding organizational member of the new Lakeshore Rail Alliance, which is advocating for increased & improved train service along the current Lake Shore Limited route between New York City & Chicago. The coalition includes All Aboard Ohio, the Empire State Passengers Association, the Chicago based High Speed Rail Alliance, the Indiana Passenger Rail Association, the Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Association and the Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association.
East-West Rail Project
Imagine being able to take the train from Albany to Boston as conveniently as you can now go to New York City on Amtrak. Well, it could happen if ongoing efforts to connect the western half of the Bay State by rail to Boston and New York City come to fruition. In 2020 MassDOT released the final version of its East-West Passenger Rail Study examining the feasibility, costs, and benefits of a corridor service, while also engaging with stakeholders. Massachusetts in 2022 started the process to fund and plan a new passenger rail corridor linking Boston, Springfield, Pittsfield, and Albany.