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Conference in Cincinnati Discusses Daily Cardinal
Dozens of representatives of communities along the Amtrak New YorkChicago Cardinal route gathered at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerces headquarters on
Rail advocates and Amtrak officials outlined the hurdles and potential
If you truly want to make this train better, youve got to run it seven days a week, said Charlie Monte Verde, senior government affairs specialist for Amtrak.
Transit leaders joined elected and government officials from throughout the Midwest, reported
Among them was Chuck Riecks, a vice chairman of the National Association of Rail Passengers and co-chairman of Friends of the Cardinal, reported the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Riecks said he was encouraged that representatives of CSX Railroadwhich makes up a significant portion of the Cardinal routeand the Buckingham Branch Railroad in Virginia attended the conference.