Vulakovich calls for legislative committee to study rail service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg

Vulakovich calls for legislative committee to study rail service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg

A resolution calling for a comprehensive review of an Amtrak train service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg passed the state Senate this week.

SR 76, sponsored by Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Shaler Twp.) directs the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the feasibility of increasing passenger rail service between the two cities.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

The House Transportation Committee met at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday to hear testimony and discuss the possibility of expanding rail service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. 

“We’re committed to really learning everything we can about it and trying to figure out a way to make this happen,” said Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadephia), Majority Chairman of the committee. “We know this is an important economic tool here in the western part of the state, as well as a convenience to many passengers.”

The committee heard from various transportation stakeholders from across the western region on how the expansion of the Pennsylvanian, or Keystone West, passenger train can help service Pittsburgh center city dwellers, people traveling from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, and commuters traveling from the surrounding counties and cities such as Altoona and Johnstown to Pittsburgh for work and recreation. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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