Federal Role in National Rail Policy, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, September 15, 2010 [open pdf - 1MB]
From the opening statement of John D. Rockefeller, IV: "America is stronger in the global marketplace, and that means jobs and economic security are more important than ever. One of the keys to this program, obviously, are railroads, our national rail system. We all understand that our highways and our skies are continuing to get more crowded. That means that rail is going to have to become a higher priority. And I am pleased that the Obama Administration is hard at work on this important issue, and I appreciate the fact that they are aggressively implementing important infrastructure programs created by Congress." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Herb Kohl, John D. Porcari, Daniel R. Elliott III, Anne Canby, William E. Moschella, Bill Nelson, Byron L. Dorgan, Mark Warner, Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Thune, Olympia J. Snowe, John D. Rockefeller IV, John F. Kerry, Frank Lautenber, Mike Johanns, and George S. LeMieux.
S. Hrg. 111-1063; Senate Hearing 111-1063
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