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Booker Cites Train Derailments in 'No' Vote on Trump Nominee

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    The recent train derailments at New York's Penn Station have made their way into the nomination vote for a new deputy secretary of transportation.

    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker told fellow committee members Wednesday he was voting against nominee Jeff Rosen for what he considered a lack of commitment to infrastructure spending.

    Two derailments in the last two weeks have created headaches for commuters and highlighted the state of the region's aging infrastructure.

    Train service from Long Island and New Jersey into New York City was still operating on an abbreviated scheduled Wednesday morning, two days after a derailment in the station early Monday.

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    Amtrak chief operating officer Scot Naparstek said Tuesday the company could not advise when rail service would return to normal.
    (Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

    Booker called it "unconscionable" that a critical artery that supports hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity is in such grave condition.

     

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