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2014-02-06 16:21:23

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies released the following statement after Vice President Joe Biden's speech at Philadelphia's 30(th) Street Station and the unveiling of Amtrak's Cities Sprinter electric locomotive: "It was an honor to join Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary...

2011-08-01 13:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition, representing a diverse group of organizations and individuals with an interest in a sound transportation system, today urged Gov. Tom Corbett to adopt and endorse the recommendations of his Transportation Funding Advisory Commission. The commission delivered its report to the governor today. "The commission's recommendations represent the closest we've come to a comprehensive transportation...

2011-07-12 11:44:00

Ridership projections show a new all-time record will be set WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is projecting that for the first time ever its annual ridership will exceed 30 million passengers and in the process set a new all-time record when the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30. "We are having a very strong year because people around the country are choosing the convenience, efficiency and hassle-free environment of Amtrak to meet their travel needs," said...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.