WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. titled, “Passenger Rail: Investing in our Nation’s Future.” This hearing will focus on the current state of intercity passenger rail in the United States, the need to invest for future growth, and implications for future legislative action. Senator Richard Blumenthal will chair.
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· Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265
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· Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241
Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.
Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
Witness Panel 1
The Honorable Peter RogoffUnder SecretaryU.S. Department of Transportation
The Honorable Anthony R. CosciaChairman of the BoardAmtrak
Mr. John PrevisichPresidentSMART Transportation Division
Mr. Ray ChambersExecutive DirectorAssociation of Independent Passenger Rail Operators