Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) is working with state and local officials to ensure that renovation of the historic Lancaster train station can continue on time and on budget. Pitts immediately sent a letter to Amtrak calling on them to further explain why their estimate has grown so much over the past months.
Pitts is also working to coordinate a meeting between Amtrak, PennDOT, and the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.
Rep. Pitts' statement follows:
"The county elected to renovate the historic Lancaster train station without asking for a dime from Amtrak. I'm going to try to make sure that Amtrak is not taking advantage of the county's generosity. A project that was running under budget has now been pushed over because of some questionable new charges."
"Working with the County Board of Commissioners to get a clear accounting of these added costs is going to be one of my top priorities in the 16th District. This is the third busiest Amtrak station in the state, and completing the work on time is extremely important to thousands of commuters riding the rails every day."
Letter to Amtrak President Joseph Boardman: http://www.house.gov/pitts/documents/PittsAmtrakLetter.pdf