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Senator Frank Lautenberg, rail promoter, announces retirement

(Source: Streetsblog Capitol Hill, February 14, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday afternoon, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, announced that Frank Lautenberg would return as chair of the committee’s Surface Transportation, & Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, & Security Subcommittee.

In 2008, Lautenberg wrote the law to increase Amtrak funding and create the nation’s high-speed rail grant program. In 2011, he got the Northeast Corridor designated as a federally-recognized high-speed rail corridor, which allowed Amtrak to receive $450 million in federal funding for high-speed rail upgrades benefitting New Jersey.

Full story: Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Friday, February 15, 2013

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