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Scranton-Hoboken railroad - who pays?

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Scranton-Hoboken railroad - who pays?

The Scranton Times-Tribune published a list today of Pennsylvania county projects and the earmark funds used to pay for them. Included in that list is the Scranton to Hoboken passenger train - $1.3 million was earmarked to continue planning the somewhat controversial rail line.

 

In total, the train is estimated to cost $550 million and will be a 133-mile line link from Hoboken to Scranton, where a new transportation hub is being built. Once completed, there would be nine eastbound commuter trains and nine westbound trains running daily.

 

Supporters say the train will alleviate rush-hour traffic on Route 80, as Pennsylvania towns like Scranton and Easton have become NYC commuting hot spots. From Hoboken, train riders can take the PATH into the Manhattan. Those against the rail line say the plan would waste hundreds of millions of dollars and bring suburban sprawl to the Poconos.

 

From: NJ.COM icon_offsite.png - December 27, 2007

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I see this topic is gaining heat again. Last year there was quite abit news on this and then it just went away for a while and now its slowly gaining attention again.

 

Its obvious NJT hasn't done much yet. I almost totally forgot this.

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