Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on CSX to sign rail deal

BERGEN — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., travelled to Genesee County Tuesday afternoon to implore the CSX freight railroad to sign a needed agreement so that work can begin on a high-speed rail line that would pass through this village.
The federal government has pledged $58 million to build an 11-mile-long track between Riga in Monroe County and Byron in Genesee County to serve Amtrak passenger trains.
But Schumer, whose trackside talk with reporters and Bergen-area residents was interrupted five times by passing trains, said the project has been delayed by Florida-based CSX's refusal to sign an agreement required by the federal government. Continued

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