Ridership on Amtrak’sKeystone line through Lancaster County grew by 5.2 percent in the last six months, the nation’s passenger railroad corporation announced Tuesday.
Amtrak has 13 trains each weekday stopping at the Lancaster, Mount Joy and Elizabethtown stations on the Keystone line and nine weekend trains. The Keystone line carries passengers between Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
The Keystone carried 723,461 passengers in the first half of the fiscal year, compared to 687,860 during the same period last year.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mount Joy Borough Council on Monday approved a $900,000 settlement agreement for the family of a man who died in 2010 after attempts to subdue him included repeated discharges from a police officer’s Taser.
The settlement will be paid to the family of Robert A. Neill Jr. by the borough’s insurance carrier, according to borough officials.
The borough’s insurance company recommended the settlement, according to a one-paragraph statement read by council President Chris Metzler.
The insurance company was not identified, and no other comments were made by members of council.