7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

U.S. Sens. Lautenberg, Menendez ask for $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail funds rejected by Florida

(The following appeared at www.nj.com on March 9, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have joined three Democratic colleagues from Northeastern states today in asking for $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money that Florida had rejected.

They were joined in Lautenberg’s office by Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware and Sen. Richard BlUmenthal of Connecticut for a meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Last month, Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, rejected $2.4 billion in federal funding for construction of a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando.

In a joint statement, the senators said: "If Florida doesn’t want this critical transportation funding, the Northeast Corridor will take it.

The full story is at www.nj.com.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Homes evacuated, horses killed as UP ethanol train derails in Texas
Did heavy rainfall contribute to UP derailment, massive ethanol fire in Fort Worth?
Norfolk Southern coal volumes fall to three year low in Q1 2019
Tracks not all running smoothly for North American railroads in Q1 2019
Ceremony launches new CSX rail hub in Rocky Mount
Canadian Pacific “encouraged” by PSR adoption in U.S.
Norfolk Southern shares up as it eyes price hikes, cost cuts
Norfolk Southern profit increases 23 percent in 1Q 2019
Amtrak: Elimination of Hoosier State line could threaten jobs at Beech Grove yard
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Houston residents push for study on rail yard contamination
Officials dedicate new multi-modal transfer station at Norfolk Southern tracks in Gainesville
Q&A: Comparison of benefits under Railroad Retirement and Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines