Moving Intercity Passenger Rail Into the Future

September 14, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Acela TrainWASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security today announced a hearing to review the Federal Railroad Administration’s and Amtrak’s implementation of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, including the intercity and high-speed rail grant programs.  

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website at Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo

    Federal Railroad Administration
    Szabo Testimony (105.42 KB)
  • Mr. Joseph H. Boardman

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Boardman Testimony (178.51 KB)
  • Mr. Theodore Alves

    Inspector General
    Alves Testimony (812.33 KB)
  • Mr. Mitch Behm

    Assistant Inspector General, Office of Inspector General
    Department of Transportation
    Behm Testimony (59.14 KB)