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Lautenberg, Holt voice opposition to cutting federal rail security funding

(The following appeared on the Progressive Railroading website on June 14, 2011.)

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) joined mass transit workers at a transit center in Trenton, N.J., to oppose proposed drastic cuts to federal rail security funding.



Under the U.S. House of Representativeís version of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which passed the House earlier this month, security programs for freight and intercity passenger rail, and mass transit would drop 65 percent below the Obama administrationís 2012 budget request. Even under current law, transit security is significantly underfunded, Lautenberg and Holt said in a joint statement.

Full story: Progressive Railroading

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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