WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Public Radio reports that as flights all over Europe were canceled due to the Icelandic volcano eruptions, many travelers hopped onboard the many available rail options. To listen to the story, click here.
Cincinnati Bell will pay $340,000 per year for 10 years under the agreement.
The $900,000 in funds will be used to hire contractors to specifically participate in FTA’s oversight efforts in an effort to eventually transfer that knowledge and expertise to the new Metrorail Safety Commission.
Extending from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma, the track will dramatically reduce delays on the LIRR and enable more off peak service in both directions by adding 13 miles of parallel track.
Board chair Jay Schenirer said last week that the agency needs to prove that it really is providing a cleaner, friendlier and safer service before major sponsors are likely to sign on.
Charles W. "Wick" Moorman comes to Amtrak after more than 40 years at NS where he rose from management trainee to CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors.
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