Rail officials push 15-year plan to boost Northeast Corridor


              Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, right, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hold a decaying piece of a rail tunnel while they speak during a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, right, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talk before the start of a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              FILE - In this June 11, 2021, file photo, passengers board a Missouri River Runner Amtrak train in Lee's Summit, Mo. As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting vaccinated. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)