Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Frank Lautenberg

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Rail Champion, Dies at 89

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It’s a sad day for Amtrak. New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg has died. Lautenberg was a passionate champion of Amtrak and rail travel in general. Just a few months ago, he pledged that “improving passenger and high-speed rail service in America and on the Northeast Corridor is a top priority” for him. Having battled stomach cancer, muscle […]

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Rail Promoter, Announces Retirement

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Yesterday afternoon, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, announced that Frank Lautenberg would return as chair of the committee’s Surface Transportation, & Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, & Security Subcommittee. This afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Lautenberg issued a statement that “improving passenger and high-speed rail service in America and on the Northeast Corridor is […]