February 6, 2013

Pa. may lose Amtrak service

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — wjactv.com reported that Pennsylvania has a deadline of October to decide whether it will pay the $5.7 million cost to keep Amtrak service running.

A federal law passed in 2008 requires the state to pay for rail service routes less than 750 miles, which includes Amtrak's Pennsylvanian. At about 440 miles, the route runs from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. Amtrak told the TV station that ridership on the Pennsylvanian was up 2.2% last year. For the full story, click here.

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  • R Troy[ February 6th, 2013 @ 4:25pm ]

    With the teawhacker anti government anti minority types now in control in PA (we're talking about the guys who tried to stop senior citizens from voting), odds are they will cut off the tiny Amtrak subsidy and therefore the service that so many riders depend on. I'm a PA native and I wouldn't want to live in a state with such a nasty government.

  • Frank[ February 26th, 2013 @ 2:44pm ]

    No Thanks to the Conservatives. Those are the people that have no charm when it comes to Transit from Philly to Pittsburg, via the Amtrak Keystone. not eveyone flies on Stupid Airplanes. and the Stupid Airplans does not stop in all of these towns. and the Bus would take longer from Philly to Pittsburgh. so. if the conservatives has their own selfish ways. we will not improved Amtrak Service in this country. all yeah. its the Conservatives that want others to pay for their Delux from Washington to Philly to NY and Boston. and to them, the Railfans are prohibbited to ride in their cars. which is a Federal Train and not a private Car. therefore, Discruminating is against the Federal Law. the Delux is open to all that buys a Amtrak Ticekt, even at those expsneive prices.

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