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Amtrak gets funds for New York improvements

Dec 13, 2023 12:11 pm

Ben Mitchell reports for News10 that Amtrak has received $2 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to improve and expand service on four New York projects. That includes $500,000 for Amtrak Empire Service between New York City and Niagara Falls via Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. The money will go to adding trains, reducing travel time, and improving reliability. Rep. Paul Tonko said, “As a lifelong Amtrak passenger, I know firsthand how crucial our public rail system is to improving the everyday lives of New Yorkers.... I’m thrilled to celebrate this critical infusion of funding that will enhance the safety, reliability, and speed of intercity rail service in our Capital Region and beyond.” Amtrak Adirondack service between New York City and Montreal is also getting $500,000 in the funding. Read more about this story at News10.