Tuesday, April 05, 2011

"Amtrak considers Northeast Corridor improvements"

From The Wall Street Journal - Amtrak considers Northeast Corridor improvements:

"Amtrak is seeking nearly $1.3 billion to speed trains between Boston and Washington.

The Record newspaper in New Jersey reports Amtrak is seeking $238 million for preliminary engineering and environmental analysis on two new high-speed tunnels between New Jersey and New York and a new Penn Station South in Manhattan.

The tunnels and station are projected to cost $13.5 billion. Amtrak's president says the project would benefit travelers along the entire Northeast Corridor.

Plans also call for replacing the Portal Bridge in New Jersey with a fixed structure that's tall enough for boats to pass under. Officials say the new span, which will connect Kearny and Secaucus, would ease delays for Amtrak and NJ Transit trains."


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