DE Senators ask for more rail safety funding

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Delawares US Senators are asking for more funding for rail safety projects. Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper joined Senators from across the mid-Atlantic and northeast asking the Senate appropriations subcommittee on transportation for more than $700 million. The senators say the funding will enhance the safety and reliability of the railways within the Northeast Corridor. They say that the region has a repair backlog worth over $30 billion, is one of the most heavily trafficked regions in America, and that the bridges and tunnels throughout the corridor are over a century old.