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Opinion: Itís time for the Northeast Corridor to lead the second great railroad revolution

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer opinion column by George Pataki, Ed Rendell and Christine Todd Whitman, August 26, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA ó As former bipartisan governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, we fully support President Joe Bidenís ambition to ďspark the second great railroad revolution.Ē The acute need for a modern transportation infrastructure in the United States capable of meeting the challenges of climate change and congestion is no better exemplified than in the Northeast Corridor ó a region we know well. The corridorís population is projected to grow by more than 12 million residents by 2040, yet the region is already straining under antiquated transportation systems only set to become worse without visionary change.

Full story: www.inquirer.com

Friday, August 27, 2021

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