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Schumer to Amtrak: Use federal windfall to fix key Albany train bridge

Could this Tuesday be giving to Albany? ALBANY — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Amtrak to prioritize repairing the historic 120-year-old Livingston Avenue Bridge that carries rail service across the Hudson River from Rensselaer to Albany. We’ve been so happy to have the Senator’s support of the walkway. Read more about it here: https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Schumer-to-Amtrak-Use-federal-windfall-to-fix-16663015.php?IPID=Times-Union-HP-CP-Spotlight

Bloomberg City Lab touts the Benefits of the Red carpet to the Livingston Avenue Bridge

“To reconnect the city and the river, some offbeat workarounds are in order,” writes Bloomberg. Well…. yea. But grander things await. We’ve been at it for a decade, shouting from the mountain tops – the Livingston Ave. Bridge is the most impactful waterfront project the region could achieve. While we watch the Skyway unroll, we’re optimistic but the excitement is…

The Federal Transportation Bill can have a Big Impact Here.

“In panel discussion this morning hosted by the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce and the Albany International Airport, the question was asked: what would you do with an infusion of federal infrastructure money?   Amtrak, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, needs to adapt if it wants to be around another 50 years, according to Jane Brophy, Amtrak’s Senior Manager…