PennDOT is throwing its support behind developing passenger rail service in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Congressman Matt Cartwright revealed that PennDOT plans to spearhead the application process.
Now if the rail project happens, officials say Amtrak trains would take people from Scranton and the Poconos to big cities like New York City and even Boston.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit Authority are signing on to support the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority’s application to fund the Lackawanna Cut-off train.
“We are feeling very good about returning passenger rail to Northeastern Pennsylvania," said U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.
Cartwright held a press conference on Friday, March 17,… Read more »
“It was an honor to welcome Secretary Raimondo to Northeastern Pennsylvania and show off Pittston’s many thriving small businesses and impressive revitalization Pittston has undergone a real renaissance in the last decade,” Cartwright said. “It was a lively and engaging discussion about how we can create new economic opportunities for Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Read more »
The state Department of Transportation will be the lead on the region’s application to a federal program that could fund up to 80% of passenger rail construction between Scranton and New York City.
The Federal Railroad Administration’s Corridor Identification and Development Program could support 30 or more new Amtrak routes in chosen corridors across the nation. Officials working… Read more »
Congressman Matt Cartwright formally announced PENNDOT’s application to get Federal money for a train from Scranton to New York.
The money would come from a grant passed in the bipartisan infrastructure act and would fund 80% of the project.
PENNDoT is working with New Jersey Transit on the application.
“Amtrak has estimated that the economic benefit every year would be an additional… Read more »
The return of passenger rail service from northeastern Pennsylvania to New York City has taken an important step forward.
Congressman Matt Cartwright announced Friday morning that PennDOT is all aboard with the project to connect northeastern p-a with new york city.
Penndot has drawn up an official application for the corridor i-d program. Pennsylvania will vie for a share of… Read more »
Commerce, Justice and Science Committee Ranking Member Matt Cartwright, (PA-08) released the following statement today on President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposal:
“The Biden Administration’s budget proposal makes strong investments in our future, including for efforts of the agencies funded within the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill.… Read more »
If there is a saving grace to the recent freight train derailment that forced the evacuations of towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania, it’s that tank cars involved were not carrying highly explosive liquefied natural gas.
In a stunning case of regulatory malpractice, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in 2020 issued a regulation authorizing LNG shipment by rail.… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement following President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address.
"President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address was a needed message of unity and progress that really hit home. Investments in infrastructure and advanced manufacturing and the reduction of prescription drug prices now coming online are… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that his guest for the 2023 State of the Union Address on Tuesday will be Chris Barrett, President and CEO of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau.
This year’s State of the Union will highlight legislative achievements that Congress has delivered over the past two years, including 2021’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and… Read more »