But too many of America's passenger rail stations - most not owned by Amtrak - are falling into disrepair.
That's why Amtrak is developing partnerships with public officials and local communities to rebuild and revitalize stations it serves as part of the Great American Stations Project.
A well-planned train station is one of the best investments a community can make as it seeks to expand greater tourism and business opportunities. Whether used by tourists or local residents, stations are proven to be fertile economic ground.
Experience has shown that local communities come together with unique and productive ideas and approaches to improving their stations and the surrounding environment. Amtrak is dedicated to building relationships with local cities to work together around the country to help build and restore the stations we serve.
Amtrak can help you make the necessary local contacts and identify potential funding sources. Learn more at www.GreatAmericanStations.com.