Amtrak Missouri

Amtrak Missouri is working to improve Missouri’s passenger rails system along the Kansas City to St. Louis corridor.

Current Investments
  • $44 million – federal funding for capital improvements to increase safety, efficiency and capacity; leveraging another $19 million in private investment
  • $5 million – federal funding for preliminary engineering on six future projects, such as double tracks, new crossovers, a grade separation and passing sidings; leveraging $1.1 million more in private investment
  • $268 million – federal funding Missouri will share with a four-state Midwest consortium to purchase new rail equipment
  • $500,000 – a federal grant MoDOT is matching with $177,000 of in-kind services to develop a new 20-year State Rail Plan
Program Goals
  • Improve on-time performance and reliability to increase ridership
  • Increase speed, over time, up to 90 miles per hour
  • Promote transportation options and economic prosperity
  • Expand and improve passenger rail system in the Midwest Region
Current State-Sponsored Route Delivers Results
  • Service: Two daily, round trips
  • Ridership: 191,000 passengers (FY11), up nearly 16 percent from FY10
  • On-time Performance: 89 percent (FY11), up from 63 percent in FY08
  • Customer Satisfaction: 89 percent (FY11), ranked 6th among short-distance corridors
Recently Completed Projects
  • $5 million state; $3.1 million federal funds for new passing siding near California, Mo.
  • $34.1 million railroad-only investment for second rail bridge over Gasconade River
  • Station improvements at St. Louis, Jefferson City and Sedalia

Download the Fact Sheet as a .PDF:Improving Missouri’s Passenger Rail System – Kansas City to St. Louis Corridor