Chamber Leadership Applauds the Future of Amtrak in Scranton

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The leadership of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce applauds the decision announced today by the Federal Railroad Administration to move forward with establishing an Amtrak connection between the City of Scranton and New York City.

The Chamber and its affiliate organizations have been on record in support of this concept and pledged to work with federal, state, and local officials to establish this line to promote economic development along the corridors in Lackawanna and Monroe counties and all of northeastern Pennsylvania.

“The Amtrak service will add to the already vibrant network of transportation infrastructure that is critical to our regional economy. Furthermore, this action will continue solidifying growing regional connections for the workforce, business, and recreational purposes,” commented Bob Durkin, president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber’s leadership wants to acknowledge the vision and hard work of the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman, Governor Shapiro, the county commissioners and the Visitors Bureaus of Lackawanna and Monroe Counties, municipal officials along the corridor, and the myriad community-based supporters who together made this dream a reality.

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