Amtrak: Next Steps for Passenger Rail

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Amtrak: Next Steps for Passenger Rail,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The hearing will examine implementation of the rail title of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which expires at the end of fiscal year 2020, and priorities for reauthorization of Amtrak.


  • The Honorable Jennifer Homendy, Member, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Mr. Richard Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak Board of Directors
  • Mr. Ian Jefferies, President, Association of American Railroads
  • Mr. James Souby, Commissioner, Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and President, Colorado Rail Passenger Association (ColoRail)

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Hart Senate Office Building 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell


  • The Honorable Jennifer Homendy

    National Transportation Safety Board
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  • Mr. Richard Anderson

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  • Mr. Ian Jefferies

    Association of American Railroads
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  • Mr. James Souby

    Commissioner, Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and President
    Colorado Rail Passenger Association (ColoRail)
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