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Passenger Rail: Opportunities and Challenges for the National Network, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 23, 2016   [open pdf - 751KB]

This is the February 23, 2016 hearing on "Passenger Rail: Opportunities and Challenges for the National Network," held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Deb Fischer: "During today's hearing, members of this subcommittee will examine passenger rail systems in the United States, particularly those outside the Northeast Corridor. […] Although passenger rail is important to the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak's management of rail networks throughout the Nation deserves our attention as well. […] Although Amtrak has made progress over the last several years, there are still some serious challenges facing the operation of Amtrak's assets and resources. […] As many here know, Amtrak faced a $307 million operating loss in Fiscal Year 2015. Without the adequate data and asset management, it is going to be difficult for Amtrak to address these challenges. […] I look forward to hearing more from our witnesses as we discuss how to strengthen our Nation's important passenger rail network during today's hearing." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Knox W. Ross, Timothy H. Hoeffner, Rick Klein, and Joseph H. Boardman.

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S. Hrg. 114-384, Senate Hearing 114-384
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2016
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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