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Today's Senate Commerce hearing on next steps for Amtrak produced several noteworthy and significant moments, which will no doubt play a big part in shaping intercity rail programs and Amtrak in the upcoming rail reauthorization. While the hearing is well worth watching in its entirety, we’ve highlighted some of the key moments below.
Rail Passengers Association Work Bears Fruit
Our association has been working for a better, more efficient U.S. passenger rail system for over 50 years. We’ve continued the work in the face of tremendous adversity, confident that the facts would ultimately bear out the rightness of our mission.
Today’s hearing was a vindication of that work, and proved that many of our policy ideas -- ideas that our members have worked tirelessly in support of -- now occupy the political mainstream. Our arguments for investing in trains, developed by this Association over the past decade,
This article first appeared on www.railpassengers.org
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