After Amtrak derailments, Booker and Menendez seek to block Trump's transit cuts

After Amtrak derailments, Booker and Menendez seek to block Trump's transit cuts


By:  Jonathan D. Salant
NJ.com

U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker asked leaders of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee overseeing transportation to ensure federal funding for Amtrak and the Gateway Tunnel project.

"These derailments should be a warning call," the senators (D-N.J.) wrote. "They effectively blocked access into Penn Station in the same way that a failure in one of the two Hudson River tunnels would, and they caused massive delays and hardship for commuters."

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