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Old 10-04-2010, 04:30 AM   #40
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Re: Amtrak's $117 Billion Plan For High Speed Travel

Originally Posted by czsz View Post
Since these agencies are all state-run, they tend not to operate across state lines. SEPTA doesn't run into New Jersey; the NJ suburbs of Philadelphia are served by NJ Transit. NJ Transit doesn't run into PA or NY; the Port Jervis line of Metro North (on the western bank of the Hudson) uses NJ Transit track to get from Manhattan to that part of NY state via New Jersey, but doesn't stop there. Metro North trains from Grand Central to Connecticut are actually run by that state's DOT. Maryland's MARC serves DC, but doesn't extend into VA, which has its own commuter rail network.
SEPTA does run to Trenton and West Trenton, as well as DE. MARC doesn't go to VA but it does go to WV. They tend not to go too far over the border, but there is a lot of multi-state cooperation in commuter rail.

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