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Monday, February 23, 2009

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Editor: At the Northeast Pennsylvania Economic Forum hosted by The Times-Tribune, Jerry Joyce suggested the federal stimulus package presented a unique opportunity for a transformational project. If our entire region adopted as its number-one priority the reinstitution of passenger rail service from Scranton through the Poconos to New York City, the propitious alignment we enjoy …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – Sunday, February 22, 2009

Put stimulus on right track

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – Sunday, February 22, 2009

The biggest concern over use of the massive stimulus package signed last week by President Barack Obama is that some of the money will not go to jump-start the economy for the short-term or to sustain it for the long term. Mr. Obama himself issued a warning to big-city mayors that they must use their …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – May 17, 2008

Take the Train to Conservation

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – May 17, 2008

Gasoline prices climb with the thermometer as summer approaches, while Congress fiddles with short- term, feel-good relief measures that will only encourage more driving and more demand for the long term. Congress should instead address fuel efficiency as a coherent national policy-one major piece of which should be restoration of an effective national passenger rail …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – January 20, 2007

Brilliant Stroke for Rail Service

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – January 20, 2007

Prospects for restored passenger rail service from Scranton to the New York City area have dimmed with project delays, rising cost projections and use of passenger estimates that seem unduly low. An idea to locate storage and maintenance operations for the service in Scranton, however; could help to hold down the development costs, establish service …

The Pocono Record – November 8, 2006

Rail’s economic engine chugs right along

The Pocono Record – November 8, 2006

Local residents will be hearing the unmistakable sound of trains rolling down the track more often in the near future. That’s a welcome development for anyone who understands the efficiency of rail versus road traffic. Monroe and Lackawanna Counties’ separate rail commissions merged earlier this year to form the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority, a …

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