“We’ve had a great year,” said David O’Reilly, the president and CEO of the North American Regional Council.
“It was a fantastic year for rail, and it was a great month for the rail industry.
We’ve got more than 1,000 new jobs, and we’ve got a lot of progress to make.
We’re going to finish it this year.
We have to.
We can’t do it in two years.”
“Our track record is a great thing, but it’s not good enough,” O’Brien added.
“The people of this region want to see their rail infrastructure in a state of good repair, and they want to have access to safe and reliable rail.
I’m confident that we can get there.
I’ve been talking to some of our stakeholders here in Pennsylvania, and I’ve gotten a sense of the frustration.
We want to get it done as soon as possible, and that’s what we’re focused on.
We are confident that it can be done.”
The region’s rail infrastructure will be a key focus of the 2020 presidential campaign, with former President Bill Clinton campaigning for the state.
Trump’s administration has announced that the Pennsylvania Railroad will no longer be a part of the US Department of Transportation, though he has pledged to keep it in place.
“It’s a very significant step in the right direction, and our track record speaks for itself,” Oudreill said.
“We have had a lot to look forward to.
I think we have an infrastructure that’s good, and what we’ve done in this area is really good.
I hope to see the next president be able to say the same.”