Poconos train to New York City is on track

Full story: The Morning Call

The two-decade effort to restore passenger rail service from the Poconos to New York City has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , clearing a critical hurdle that now allows the $550 million project to be funded.

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It is about time. rail service years ago keep going, but two question how much will homeowners loose(land)? Also how much will the fare?
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The next question is when do we get rail to the Lehigh Valley and Allentown? This is an idea that just makes sense.
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who the he11 wants a train to hear from ny? only the idiots that went a bought home here and work in ny thats who. if you are that stupid then mover back to ny.
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This is bad news for the area. Just more city crap headed this way. I wonder if the Bloods and Crypts get free train passes?
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Jun 9, 2009
 
Good...now I have a direct rail service to my Crack dealer in NY.
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ONLY DIM-BULB'S AND NIT-WIT FOOLS WOULD be AGAINST THIS RAIL LINE.
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Jun 9, 2009
 
So who other than New Yorkers will this benefit?
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What I don't understand is why there would be a stop in Scranton, but not anywhere in the LV? Guess it's helpful to have a hometown boy (Casey) as a Senator pushing the project. Can't imagine Sands won't push hard to extend the line with all the promoting they're doing in NYC about the casino and Emeril.
Spongewad Noodle Trousers

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Jun 9, 2009
 
Mariner wrote:
What I don't understand is why there would be a stop in Scranton, but not anywhere in the LV? Guess it's helpful to have a hometown boy (Casey) as a Senator pushing the project. Can't imagine Sands won't push hard to extend the line with all the promoting they're doing in NYC about the casino and Emeril.
The Scranton to NYC line has been talked about since the early 90's... Lehigh Valley has just recently started thinking about it. We are years off...

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Mariner wrote:
What I don't understand is why there would be a stop in Scranton, but not anywhere in the LV? Guess it's helpful to have a hometown boy (Casey) as a Senator pushing the project. Can't imagine Sands won't push hard to extend the line with all the promoting they're doing in NYC about the casino and Emeril.
Yeah, just what we want, a rail line that goes to NYC via Scranton...

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No Rail ...
Cute...learned the multiple copy and paste function today...
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BUBBLE THE BUBBLE wrote:
ONLY DIM-BULB'S AND NIT-WIT FOOLS WOULD be AGAINST THIS RAIL LINE.
Or decent, hard-working people who do not want to create a fast track for NY vermin.

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Oh I get it. The democRAT cretins who ruined New Jersey and New York are now stampeding into the Poconos and Lehigh Valley to escape what THEY created in those states. These very same scum bags are now demanding that the rest of us pay for their rail line into Sodom and Gomorrah. I say let them go back to the hell-hole they came from.
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Jun 9, 2009
 
Mariner wrote:
What I don't understand is why there would be a stop in Scranton, but not anywhere in the LV? Guess it's helpful to have a hometown boy (Casey) as a Senator pushing the project. Can't imagine Sands won't push hard to extend the line with all the promoting they're doing in NYC about the casino and Emeril.
Have a look at the geography, you'll understand.
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Jun 9, 2009
 
Tony Montanna wrote:
Good...now I have a direct rail service to my Crack dealer in NY.
Better yet he can now live next door an commute to work!
Rebus

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Jun 9, 2009
 
Hook up the cattle cars as the NYer's are moving in by the cattle car load! Moooooooooooooooooooooooove out while you have the chance!
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You haterz just don't make any sense. If you want the world to pass the Lehigh Valley by, then feel free to live in the past. Personally, I'm going to enjoy having a relaxing weekend in NYC with some friends with a stress free way to travel to NYC. And my "vermin" friends can visit me too.

Oh and NYC and NJ are ruined, are they? Hmm, millions of well-to-do people might take offense to that. But you keep your head up your bum and see how far that takes you.
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David-1206 wrote:
So who other than New Yorkers will this benefit?
The people from PA that like to visit New York to visit museums, Broadway shows, the many live music venues, see a sporting event, shop, etc...

I'm looking forward to this.
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Jun 9, 2009
 
The boonies are getting connected with the real world and the Lehigh Valley is being left behind.

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