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National League of Cities

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) will lead his committee on a series of field hearings around the country to restart an effort on surface transportation legislation.

The field hearings will begin February 14 in West Virginia followed by sessions in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area; Scranton, Pa.; Rochester, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; the Chicago Metropolitan area; Vancouver, Wash.; Fresno, Calif.; Los Angeles; Oklahoma City; Jonesboro, Ark.; and the Memphis, Tenn., Metropolitan area to be held between February 17-25.


National League of Cities.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics

Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center: Rail advocates call for dedicated fund for passenger service

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation has ambitious plans to expand rail service across the commonwealth, but first the agency must find a way to secure money for day-to-day operation 

Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center: Rail advocates call for dedicated fund for passenger service.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail

Dr. Gridlock – Amtrak proposes $13.5-billion project

Amtrak is proposing a $13.5-billion project that will include building two commuter rail tunnels from New Jersey to New York by 2020, replacing a $9.7 billion project that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) killed.

The so-called Gateway project would allow New Jersey Transit and Amtrak to increase commuter rail capacity 65 percent by adding 13 and eight trains per hour, respectively, at peak times into New York, according to a statement today from N. J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D).


Dr. Gridlock – Amtrak proposes $13.5-billion project.

Filed under: Amtrak, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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