Business Alliance Requests Congressional Hearing on Northeast Corridor

Capitol.jpgWhat is the Federal commitment to rail service in the Northeast Corridor? How can we overcome the barriers to funding for intercity rail in the Northeast? When can we expect major funding to begin to flow to the corridor for true high speed rail?

These are the types of questions that the Business Alliance for Northeast Mobility would like addressed in a Congressional hearing this fall. The Business Alliance recently sent a letter requesting such a hearing to Chairman Oberstar (D-MN) and Ranking Member Mica (R-FL) of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

A hearing on rail service in the Northeast Corridor would produce a constructive dialogue between federal lawmakers, the business community, and other stakeholders along the corridor, about ways to overcome barriers to funding an implementing true high speed rail in the northeast.

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