Better Amtrak service for bikers still around the bend

Sunday, September 19, 2010
By Len Barcousky, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Roll on/roll off" train service for riders using the bicycle trails between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., is coming.

The question is exactly when.

The Allegheny Trail Alliance, a coalition of rails-to-trails support organizations, hopes service can begin as early as spring. Supporters want it to be available at all Amtrak stops along the passenger railroad's Capitol Limited route between the two cities.

An Amtrak spokesman was not as confident about a 2011 start-up. "We are interested in doing this, but there are some basic operation issues that have to be settled," said Steve Kulm, media relations director...



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