New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 7

parksouth_nybr_ad_2017_FINAL.qxp_Layout 1 4/6/17 5:13 PM Page 1 Magic starts with the view Dear Amtrak Traveler: O n behalf of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Transportation, welcome to the Empire State and the New York By Rail travel guide. New York State has hundreds of attractions—from the lights of New York City to the power of Niagara Falls and everywhere in between. Traveling by Amtrak train is a smart way to take it all in while enjoying a relaxing ride that is cost-effective and environmentally sound. Governor Cuomo is leading the way on transportation because he knows that it’s key for mobility, economic growth and job creation. Amtrak’s Empire Corridor is benefitting from that wisdom. Rail stations, tracks and signal systems are being modernized to improve your rail passenger travel experience. The changes will make train service even more reliable, reducing travel delays and keeping train traffic moving. As that work continues, Amtrak passengers traveling the state can enjoy locally produced snacks and craft beverages on select trains. Through a new partnership with Taste NY, New York food and beverage items are being made available on the snack cars of 13 trains on the Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express and Empire Service lines. Taste NY will promote the State’s agritourism industry, providing exposure for local agricultural producers and unprecedented opportunities for nearly one million Amtrak travelers to experience New York products. New York truly is a state of opportunity. Guided by a bold vision, it is rebuilding and modernizing critical infrastructure across the state to remain competitive and promote economic development. Passenger rail is essential, and today’s investments are transforming it for the future. We encourage you to travel New York by rail and experience this great state. Enjoy the train! Sincerely, “One of the most incredible drink destinations in America” – Food & Wine ® Covina | o ya | Roof at Park South Vibrant dining in the heart of NoMad t 212.448.0888 Visit today For everything about: New York Skiing Free Skiing for 3rd & 4th Graders Lift Tickets Mountain Info Ski Conditions Promos & More  Matthew J. Driscoll Commissioner New York By Rail | 5