Infrastructure bill could make Phoenix-to-Tucson passenger rail possible

By Griselda Zetino | KTAR

PHOENIX — The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona helped negotiate could help pay for a passenger rail service that would connect Phoenix and Tucson, making it easier to travel back and forth.

Amtrak in July released an expansion proposal detailing a passenger rail service between the two cities that could begin service in as little as three years. The company wants to offer three round-trips per day between Phoenix and Tucson, with the trip taking 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Sinema noted in a call with Arizona reporters last week that the bill includes funding for a national network of freight and passenger rail lines.

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