Finding Ways to Encourage and Increase Private Sector Participation in Passenger Rail Service, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 11, 2011 [open pdf - 5MB]
From the opening statement of Bill Shuster: "Two and a half years ago, President Bush signed the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, which was the first rail reauthorization bill in 11 years. And that bill, which I helped author, included important reforms in the operation of Amtrak, America's intercity passenger railroad. The act also opened the door for the private sector to participate in providing passenger rail service in a number of important new ways. For the first time, rail capital investment programs were established that gave States primary control to improve and expand intercity passenger rail service, and I am proud to say that the State of Pennsylvania has been doing that on the Keystone line, and it has been very successful." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John H. Broadley, Stan Feinsod, Stephen J. Gardner, Joseph C. Szabo, Edward Wytkind, John L. Mica, Tom Reed, Bill Shuster, Steven F. Bracy, Ross B. Capon, and Gary Hannig.
Serial No. 112-15
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