Passenger Rail

SCRANTON, Aug. 30 — Pennsylvania has the potential for great opportunities to expand passenger rail services across the commonwealth and help relieve traffic congestion on roadways with more all-weather travel options. Testifiers detailed potential projects for the House Majority Policy Committee during a hearing to discuss the importance of passenger rail in Pennsylvania, and what leaders can do to get the commonwealth back on track. 

  • Hosts: Rep. Bridget Kosierowski (D-Lackawanna), Rep. Kyle Donahue (D-Lackawanna)
  • Testifiers:
    • Mike Carroll- Secretary, PA Department of Transportation
    • Larry Malski- President, PA Northeast Rail Authority
    • Joe Barr- Director of Network Development East, Amtrak
    • John P. Blake- District Director and Economic Development Specialist, Office of U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage