Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Urges Amtrak to Include Bicycles on New Baggage Cars

In a press release today, Senator Gillibrand urged Amtrak to consider the allure of New York State to bicyclists as it modernizes its service between New York and Buffalo.  Currently, bicycles are prohibited on Amtrack trains unless they are disassembled and boxed.  Stating that the inclusion of bicycle racks in new baggage cars was a “commonsense step to remove barriers” between New Yorkers and the State’s natural beauty, the Senator underscored the potential of bicycle tourism to “jumpstart a new economic engine” in communities along the Erie Canalway Trail.

Robin Dropkin, Parks & Trails NY’s Executive Director, applauded the Senator’s efforts, reinforcing that these steps would not only bring more tourism dollars to canal communities, but would also provide Amtrak with increased ridership.

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