A new Amtrak website — nec.amtrak.com — aims to build support for capital investment in projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), the railroad said.
Between Amtrak and eight commuter railroads, the NEC sees 260 million passenger rail trips each year.
“It would be difficult to overstate the importance of the Northeast Corridor to both the regional and national economies. Millions of people and businesses depend on a reliable and functioning NEC and greater federal capital investment is vital to ensuring it stays that way,” Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief NEC Business Development Stephen Gardner said in a news release. “If greater investments in the NEC aren’t made soon we risk a future with increased infrastructure-related service disruptions and delays. This new website will help us tell this important story.”