Schumer urges FRA to approve transport of train from Hornell to Colorado test track
HORNELL — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to approve Amtrak’s permit application for a one-time movement of its just-constructed Next Generation High-Speed train from Hornell to Colorado.
In 2016, the Amtrak Board of Directors finalized negotiations with Alstom, a leading manufacturer of trains, to provide new Next Generation High-Speed trains for Amtrak’s Acela service as part of a $2.5 billion program to create over 750 good-paying jobs, including 400 at Alstom’s Hornell facility.
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