| 11 Nov 2014 | 02:14

    The federal Department of Transportation has requested proposals for a potential high-speed rail line between New York and Washington D.C., New York and Buffalo and other cities in the state. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined ranking Republicans on the transportation and infrastructure committees and Transportation Secretary Minetta at Penn Station on Dec. 16 to tout the rail line"s environmental impact and convenience. The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, which was signed into law last October, allow the department to request proposals for these types of projects. The high-speed rail line must run in 11 federally designated corridors, including the heavily congested New York City-Washington D.C. corridor.