Bill Text: DE HCR81 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly | Draft


Bill Title: Authorizing The Secretary Of Transportation To Expand Regional Rail Connections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-04-03 - Introduced and Assigned to Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee in House [HCR81 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2019-HCR81-Draft.html

SPONSOR:

Rep. Osienski & Rep. Baumbach & Sen. Hansen & Sen. Sokola

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

150th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 81

AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION TO EXPAND REGIONAL RAIL CONNECTIONS.

WHEREAS, improved regional rail connectivity can enhance job access and opportunity for Delaware residents and existing and growing job centers; and

WHEREAS, such connectivity can also provide affordable access for Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania residents to jobs in nearby states; and

WHEREAS, expansion of regional rail makes use of existing and planned track infrastructure to enhance regional mobility, providing a cost–effective approach for delivering transportation options and reducing emissions associated with the transportation network.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 150th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the Department of Transportation is encouraged to work with the State of Maryland, the State of Pennsylvania, Amtrak, and all other appropriate regional entities to connect and enhance the regional rail service that serves Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

SYNOPSIS

This Concurrent Resolutions authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to expand regional rail connections.

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