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Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority

The goal of regionalizing the rail assets of Northeastern Pennsylvania came to a successful fruition with the creation of the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA) in May 2006. This regional rail system stretches from Carbondale to Scranton through the Pocono region all the way to East Stroudsburg and the Delaware Water Gap. This efficient almost 100 mile regional rail system includes freight and passenger excursion service in four counties in northeast Pennsylvania and has been very successful in locating new rail dependent industries in Monroe and Lackawanna Counties which have created hundreds of new jobs for the region.

The rail freight services over the regional system are provided by the private common carrier rail operator, the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co., Inc. (DLRR), under contract with the PNRRA who owns the rail assets and properties. The Rail Authority and the DLRR work closely together to market the region and our regional industries to the global economy in order to help existing industries expand and to attract new rail dependent industries to locate in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We currently serve about 25 active rail industries in our region and are currently working with several new rail dependent industrial prospects for our region.


$3.7M grant will fund railroad ties that allow for Amtrak speeds in Poconos
October 31 2022

Kathryne Rubright – Pocono Record – 10/28/2022 A state grant will provide half the funding for 43,000 new railroad ties in the Poconos, an infrastructure upgrade that is necessary if Amtrak is to add a passenger route between Scranton and New York City. The $3.7 million grant through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program has been …