CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAIN DEPARTS FOER WASH, D.C.

The annual rail pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. began on Thursday aboard a chartered 14-car train. About 900 of the state’s business leaders climbed aboard for the state Chamber of Commerce’s 76th trip to the nation’s capitol. Governor Christie did not take the train, but is scheduled to give the group’s keynote address. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono plans to board the train in New Brunswick.