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2014-09-21 12:20:13

The funds include $32 million and $18 million for separate rail infrastructure improvement and resiliency projects in the wake of Hurricane Sandy WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that SEPTA projects in the Philadelphia area have been awarded $68,019,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA). "These projects will...

2014-07-28 20:20:27

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia's iconic 30th Street Station in honor of former U.S. Representative William (Bill) H. Gray III passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote today. Introduced in June by Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), with the support of the full Pennsylvania delegation, the legislation honors the late Philadelphia Congressman for his outstanding public service career, including his leadership on...

2014-04-29 08:23:17

Out-Of-Home Advertising Firm Secures New SEPTA Advertising Contract PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan has been awarded a new five-year contract, with two two-year options for the exclusive right to sell advertising on behalf of Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) system. The contract was won competitively and means that Titan will continue to operate a contract it first secured in 2005. The up to nine-year partnership commences...

2010-10-19 14:40:00

Project Promises Long-Term Boost for Pennsylvania's Economy GREENCASTLE, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Governor Edward G. Rendell today joined the chief executive of Norfolk Southern Corp. to mark the start of construction for a $95 million intermodal yard, a critical public-private partnership that will help support tens of thousands of jobs for Pennsylvania over the next decade. Last August, Governor Rendell announced that the commonwealth will invest $45 million in the...

2010-09-30 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus and Pennsylvania's senior member on the House Appropriations Committee, issues the following statement about Amtrak's plan to build a high speed rail line in the Northeast Region. "I commend Amtrak for its bold vision to build a high speed rail line along the Northeast Corridor. This $117 billion, 30-year plan will dramatically reduce travel times between Washington,...

2010-07-23 15:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than three months after seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain a major new marine terminal in South Philadelphia, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today the shortlist of teams that will continue in the solicitation process developing a public-private partnership that is expected to bring millions of dollars of investment to the region. One of the teams selected was a consortium comprising...

2010-05-12 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major initiative to boost economic growth and job opportunities, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working closely with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain "Southport," a major new marine terminal in South Philadelphia, along the Delaware River. The project will be a public-private partnership, expected to...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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