Senators work to halt Trump’s Amtrak cuts after derailments rise in NYC
WASHINGTON – NewJersey.com reported that U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Melendez wrote to the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, calling on committee leadership to secure federal funding for Amtrak and also for the Amtrak Gateway Project – which seeks to rebuild and restructure the commuter train tunnel system that has connected New York City and New Jersey for more than a century. This comes after the occurrence of devastating derailments in the northeast corridor over the past year. Read the complete story here.