Rail Service: The Lehigh Valley and beyond
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure released The Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009 at a press conference on Thursday, June 18th, 2009. Presented by Chairman Oberstar, along with fellow Committee members, the proposal outlines some key infrastructure initiatives. Notable among the Act’s recommendations: focus on rail service. The Act will aim to “provide specific funding to restore rail transit systems,” and, moreover, “establishes a new program to finance planning, design, and construction of high-speed rail.”
Given this release, discussion about the feasibility of rail service in the Lehigh Valley region is especially pertinent. Tune in to Tempo PublicSquare tonight on Channel 39 to see RenewLV’s Steven Bliss talk about what it will take to bring Regional Rail service into the Valley.
Tempo PublicSquare airs tonight, Friday, June 19th, at 7:30PM and 11PM, with a repeat showing on Sunday, June 21st at 11:30 AM, on PBS39, Channel 39, in the Lehigh Valley region. Tune in to hear the regional side of this story.