Next big deadline looming for Scranton to New York City train

Scranton Times BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK STAFF WRITER December 26, 2022 The Lackawanna Cutoff in 2015, after New Jersey Transit reinstalled rails on concrete ties as part of a 7.3-mile project to connect its system to a new station planned for Andover, N.J. The Lackawanna Cutoff in 2015. New Jersey Transit has started to restore more …

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

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 …

PNRRA Board Meeting – March 15, 2022

The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority board of directors will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM in Executive Room A at the Pocono Mountain Public Library, 5500 Municipal Drive, Tobyhanna, PA 18466. Please note that the library still has a mask mandate.  People attending the meeting will have to wear a mask …

PNRRA Board Meeting January 18, 2022

Public Notice The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM.  In order to adhere to COVID 19 regulations, the board will meet via video conference at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/718161845 . The meeting may also be accessed by calling United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073– …

Amtrak, local rail authority sign deal to study NYC train

BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK STAFF WRITER Jul 20, 2021 Times Tribune, Scranton, PA New tracks on the Lackawanna Cutoff in New Jersey could someday carry passenger trains between Scranton and New York City. The regional railroad authority signed a deal Tuesday with Amtrak for a detailed study on bringing the nation’s passenger rail service to connect Scranton …

PNRRA Board Meeting May 18, 2021 to be held virtually via gotomeeting

The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM.  In order to adhere to COVID 19 regulations, the board will meet via video conference at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/928841277. The meeting may also be accessed by calling United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679– One-touch: tel:+18668994679,, 928841277#  …

PNRRA March 16, 2021 Board Meeting to be held virtually via gotomeeting.com

The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM.  In order to adhere to COVID 19 regulations, the board will meet via video conference at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/945357493. The meeting may also be accessed by calling United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679– One-touch: tel:+18668994679,,945357493#  or …