HARRISBURG – The Wolf Administration, PennDOT, the Federal Railroad Administration, and Norfolk Southern announced movement toward improved freight and passenger-rail service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. PennDOT and Norfolk Southern will now collaborate and finalize the improvements required to increase passenger-rail service on the Norfolk Southern-owned corridor west of Harrisburg. There is currently one Amtrak train each direction per day between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. This would add a second. The engineering and construction will stem from a feasibility study identifying improvements required to eliminate eight chokepoints and to allow freight and passenger trains to operate without conflicting with each other. PA has 65 operating railroads – the most of any state in the country – and ranks fifth in total track mileage with more than 5,600 miles.