Amtrak to rename Rochester station after late congresswoman, Louise Slaughter

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After New York leaders issued open letters to Amtrak, Amtrak announced it will rename the Rochester Intermodal Station the “Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station in Rochester.”

The longtime New York Congresswoman passed away at the age of 88 on March 16.

Last week, Schumer and Gillibrand in a letter to Amtrak said, “renaming the train station is fitting for such an individual who busted through every bureaucratic hurdle and was solely responsible for securing the necessary federal funding for a train station that will strengthen Rochester’s economy and help residents travel more safely and reliably throughout the region.”

On October 5, 2017, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) after years of fighting to secure over $15 million in federal funding, announced the grand opening of the Rochester train station.

Schumer, Gillibrand said Amtrak will work with the City of Rochester and State of New York on the details of the naming, commemorative plaque and necessary funding for these efforts.

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