March 21, 2013 Statement from Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman on Pennsylvanian Service

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak is pleased to have reached an agreement with our partners in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to preserve the Pennsylvanian, servicing communities between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia with connections to New York.

This is an exciting day for the people of Pennsylvania, and I want to thank Governor Corbett and Secretary Schoch for working with us to continue this important service.

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