Langerholc Issues Statement on Increased Passenger Rail Service in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh – Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued a statement regarding today’s announcement on the Commonwealth’s plans to invest in freight and passenger rail in Western Pennsylvania. 

“Today marks a historic milestone for the expansion of the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation system.  This tremendous investment in the east-to-west freight corridor will enable an additional Amtrak train service from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg – a top priority of mine since being elected to the 35th Senate District.  Many years of advocacy, bipartisanship and compromise have finally resulted in more Amtrak trips to create jobs, revitalize communities and inspire outdoor activities.  I thank the collaborative leadership of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak and Norfolk Southern for an impressive outcome that has been the goal of a vibrant constituency for increased passenger rail service in Western Pennsylvania.  Our work is no done, and I will continue to work diligently for more Amtrak investments, particularly from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to enhance multimodal connections throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

 

Contact:  Gwenn Dando (gdando@pasen.gov)