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Casey, Cartwright announce more funding for abandoned mine land reclamation

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U.S.Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright have announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than $26 million in funding for abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation efforts in fiscal year 2022. The two legislators said the funding is in addition to the $244,904,000 fiscal year 2022 investment created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Casey, D-Scranton, and Cartwright, D-Moosic, s...

Rep. Cartwright votes to reform and improve USPS

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright voted yesterday to pass the Postal Service Reform Act to improve the U.S. Postal Service and put it on a stronger financial footing. Cartwright has been hearing concerns regarding the postal service operations and has therefore been meeting with USPS regional managers on a regular basis to relay the concerns. He said he will continue working with them to fight f...

PA to receive around $245M in abandoned coal mine land funds

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The U.S. Department of Interior announced nearly $725 million in funding is available to reclaim abandoned mine lands and Pennsylvania will receive the most from that funding. The idea is to help communities eliminate dangerous environmental conditions and pollution caused by past coal mining. It is expected to create good-paying union jobs and catalyze economic opportunity. The money will go to 2...

One step closer to passenger rail lines

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After several decades wondering if passenger rail lines would return to northeast Pennsylvania, federal funds are bringing that vision into focus. Congressman Matthew Cartwright, D-8th, has announced new developments regarding the rail line at an event he hosted recently at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg. Funds through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in 2021 ...

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam

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Amtrak’s study of a proposed Scranton-to-New York City passenger train should be done by August, a railroad official said Tuesday. After that, it’s time to chase the money to pull it off, Ray Lang, Amtrak’s vice president for state-supported business development, said during a forum organized by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, to rally support. Read more HERE.

Support for Scranton-to-NYC Passenger Train Project Picks Up Steam

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Amtrak’s study of a proposed Scranton-to-New York City passenger train should be done by August, a railroad official said Tuesday. After that, it’s time to chase the money to pull it off, Ray Lang, Amtrak’s vice president for state-supported business development, said during a forum organized by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, to rally support. Project officials can seek some of the $12 bi...

Cartwright, Local Officials Continue Support for Scranton-NYC Passenger Train Service

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Growing businesses, creating jobs and boosting tourism. Those are three key reasons Congressman Matt Cartwright and other officials are pushing hard to bring back a passenger rail service from Scranton to New York City. "There is an immediate need for it as thousands of people travel from Monroe County to northern New Jersey and metropolitan New York City every day for their jobs," Cartwright said...

Possibly Restoring Passenger Rail Service to NEPA from New York

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Congressman Matt Cartwright along with transportation and local officials held an event to push towards restoring passenger rail service to Northeastern Pennsylvania from New York. It’s been more than 50 years since the Phoebe Snow Passenger Service from Scranton to New York City has operated. On Tuesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Amtrak, and local officials held a press conference in Stroudsbu...

Cartwright Highlights Funding for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Wednesday said Pennsylvania has more unreclaimed abandoned mine land acreage than any other state in the country and represents 40.7% of the country’s reclamation costs. Cartwright, D-Moosic, said funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will support the reclamation of AML sites in Pennsylvania with nearly $3.8 billion coming directly to the Comm...