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
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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 www.commerce.senate.gov.
Witness Panel 1
The Honorable Jennifer HomendyMemberNational Transportation Safety Board
Mr. Richard Anderson
Mr. Ian JefferiesPresidentAssociation of American Railroads
Mr. James SoubyCommissioner, Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and PresidentColorado Rail Passenger Association (ColoRail)
Ranking Member Maria Cantwell
Chairman Roger Wicker