WASHINGTON, DC – Area Congressman Lloyd Smucker has introduced legislation which would require Amtrak to transfer ownership of the Keystone East Line and certain stations along that line to the Commonwealth for management by PennDOT. The Keystone East Line is one of Amtrak’s state-supported rail lines that runs wholly within the state. The line, which Amtrak operates between Harrisburg and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, contains 12 stations. Smucker says by granting PA ownership of the Keystone Line, we can provide greater local control, accountability, and expand ridership opportunities. The Commonwealth subsidizes Amtrak service on the Keystone East Line by nearly $100 million annually, yet Amtrak treats it as a low-priority rail corridor. House Resolution 8389 has garnered the support of the PA House and Lancaster County elected officials.

CONGRESSMAN LLOYD SMUCKER