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4/15/2005



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Pennsylvania House green lights funds for new commuter-rail line


Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania House approved a budget amendment that would appropriate $2 million to fund inter-city commuter-rail service between Pittsburgh and Altoona, Pa.

Commuter trains — possibly self-propelled diesel multiple units — would operate on existing Norfolk Southern Railway tracks.

The amendment will be part of the House budget bill. The state legislature must adopt a 2005-2006 budget by June 30.



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