Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee, and stop in Atlanta.

Amtrak’s proposed new routes also include one that would connect Montgomery, Alabama, to Atlanta.

The routes are among several nationwide proposed by Amtrak after President Joe Biden announced his sweeping plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

Nationwide, Amtrak’s 2035 vision plan would add at least 30 new routes and add more trips to at least 20 existing routes.

Amtrak officials are hoping Congress will provide the $80 billion designated for rail in Biden’s American Jobs Plan announced Wednesday.

“President Biden’s infrastructure plan is what this nation has been waiting for,” said Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn. “Amtrak must rebuild and improve the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and our National Network and expand our service to more of America. NEC’s many major tunnels and bridges – most of which are over a century old – must be replaced and upgraded to avoid devastating consequences for our transportation network and the country.”

In the Carolinas, the plan calls for more frequent trains from Charlotte, North Carolina to Birmingham, Alabama.

In Louisiana, a new line would run from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“In addition, Amtrak has a bold vision to bring energy-efficient, world-class intercity rail service to up to 160 new communities across the nation, as we also invest in our fleet and stations across the U.S.,” said Flynn. “With this federal investment, Amtrak will create jobs and improve equity across cities, regions, and the entire country – and we are ready to deliver.  America needs a rail network that offers frequent, reliable, sustainable and equitable train service. Now is our time, let’s make rail the solution.”

An Amtrak train waits at a platform prior to its departure at Union Station November 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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