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Pa. county seeks funds for Amtrak station

December 18, 2013
Associated Press

ROCKWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Officials in western Pennsylvania have hired a former state representative to seek funds for a new Amtrak station.

Somerset County commissioners voted on Tuesday to pay Richard A. Geist of Altoona $95,000 for the work, the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat (http://bit.ly/JHFLUc ) reports.

Commissioners say as much as $3 million is needed to build an Amtrak station that would become a stop on the Capitol Limited line between Chicago and Washington, D.C. Money is needed for signal upgrades, security and parking lot improvements.

The station would be located in Rockwood, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The small borough is along the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage trail stretching from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.

 
 

 

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