Monday, December 14, 2009

Salem County Railroad

Some more federal funding for the Salem County Railroad:

The county-owned railroad is slated to receive $750,000. The funds will be used for the continued rehabilitation of the railroad.

“We are delighted that our congressional delegation has been able to secure additional funding for our Salem County short-line,” Freeholder Deputy Director Beth Timberman said...

“The funding in this measure is going to be a real boost for New Jersey; it will help create jobs, expand and improve our transportation infrastructure, and upgrade medical facilities across the state,” Sen. Frank L. Lautenberg, D-NJ...

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., made sure the $750,000 for the county railroad was included in the House version of the spending bill, according to his spokesman Jason Galanes.

LoBiondo has been a big supporter of the county’s action to revitalize the railroad and the positive economic impact it can have on the area.

Good for all of them.