Future Monroe County Rail Service
Officials have been talking about a passenger train line running from the Poconos to New York for many years. Officials say with the two recent grants from the state, the idea is even closer to being a reality. Officials say the project would cost around 1 billion dollars but the economic impact would be worth it. Bob Hay Chairman of Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority says," It's also for economic development and that's creating jobs in the region and I think that's going to be a real good driver in getting this project completed." Railroad officials say they aren't sure when Monroe County will have a passenger train line, but they feel they are getting closer and closer each day.