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Reed Visits Rail Bridge Improvement Project, Touts Importance Of Infrastructure

November 23, 2013

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, took a firsthand view of the railroad bridge improvement project happening near Falconer on Friday....

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Amtrakpax

Dec-07-13 3:59 PM

It's OK to improve the rail bed. But the railroad should understand it should be open to all trains. Like the public highway is open to all vehicles. That includes passenger trains of any type from any company. That bridge is a public bridge, if it's paid for by the taxpayers. There's also very little information or pictures of the project.

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weneedtrainsinourcommunity

Nov-30-13 7:51 PM

im sorry but they do use coal here they do a drop off at the bpu every other week and take oil cars down to warren pa on our rail to drop oil off and pick up oil and also bring in flat cars for wood to drop off wood at the 84 lumber shop/mill in kennedy but people are saying that this rail system aint helping our economy sorry but im republican and I support our rails and hoping someday to have a passenger rail service again so don't have to go to buffalo anymore for Amtrak

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Emelye

Nov-26-13 11:56 AM

Who benefits the most from a railroad bridge on a line that carries freight only? Who paid for the improvements? It seems to me that the answer is the usual: big companies, corporations, benefit the most and state taxpayers paid the bill.

The above is what the TEA and Republican Parties are all about anymore. Feeding corporate interests at the expense of their true constituents. Mr Reed and Ms Young - along with Mr Goodell - all follow the same philosophy.

They use social issues to anger the voters and then present candidates who might placate the social anxieties of their constituencies while consistently voting against the economic interests of the working and middle classes. Why do we keep falling for their BS?

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bobbojr

Nov-24-13 8:21 PM

1. Tea Bagger gets photo op to help reelect his after twice voting to keep government closed. 2, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs none of which he has helped bring here- he is useless to us. 3. Nice suit, well dressed, nice polished shoes-nice to have money and a job. How about helping create jobs here voting for a jobs bill in CONGRESS-Oh that's right the GOP doesn't vote for those kinds of things ok how about giving wealthy people a tax break to "create" jobs. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! He will do that then no jobs-like I said, nice polished shoes.

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CrooksandLiars

Nov-23-13 8:54 PM

Photo opp for a do nothing politician, wants to make us think he does something for us.......

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PleaseWakeUp

Nov-23-13 8:44 PM

Why does our elected officials get to ride this train route? Public transportation should be offered to ALL, not just reed and young!

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pghdrumr

Nov-23-13 11:11 AM

Quality writing! "trails running on the railroad had to carry less freight and travel at slower speeds"

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birder

Nov-23-13 7:00 AM

If we had a picture maybe we would know where it is.

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rodrickson

Nov-23-13 5:34 AM

How does this bridge improve local infrastructure or the local economy. The improvement means that 315,000 pounds of coal can go from West Virginia to the east coast where it is used in industry and factories. Namely, not here.

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toolman

Nov-23-13 2:28 AM

your doing a story on the completion of a rail road bridge ,take 3 pics and none of them of the bridge?

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