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Why Your New York FELA Attorney Wants You to Know About Millions of Dollars Headed to New York

$354.4 million dollars is headed to New York for use on New York high speed rail plans. As a New York FELA attorney, I appreciate that this significant amount of money comes with the promise of work for railroad workers and the hope of a safer and more efficient rail system.

How the Money Will be Spent

However, before the high speed rail system becomes a reality, it must be built and that is not without risks for New York railroad workers. With this federal money, New York railroad workers will be working on projects including:

  • Upgrading tracks along the "Empire Corridor" from New York City to Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo
  • Making improvements in the Albany area including adding a 4th track at Rensselaer Station and rebuilding Schenectady Station
  • Creating a new intermodal transit hub in Rochester

All of these projects are aimed at decreasing travel time, though none of these projects will create the infrastructure needed for a super fast bullet train.

Risks to New York Railroad Workers

As with all other train and railroad projects, railroad workers face significant risks in the development of these new projects. Those risks include fall accidents, struck by accidents, and electrical explosions, for example, and the potential injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and other life threatening conditions.

If you are hurt while working on the railroad in New York, then you may be entitled to damages for your injuries. Please call an experienced New York FELA lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329 for more information.

For more information about high speed rails, please read Why Your New York FELA Lawyer is Looking Ahead to High Speed Rails.

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