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Testimony before US Senate Commerce Committee in Air and Rail, 2003

US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation AMTRAK April 29, 2003
  • Hank Dittmar
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Abstract

Chairman McCain and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss Amtrak, and the future of passenger rail in this country. I am Hank Dittmar, Co-Director of Reconnecting America, an independent initiative to define a new national approach to inter-city travel for this new century. We believe that passenger rail can play a significant part in our nation’s transportation system, if we redefine the role that intercity rail plays in that network, and if we provide stable levels of capital funding, create incentives for connecting our separate air, rail and bus networks together, and remove regulatory barriers that prohibit coordinated planning and integrated approaches to delivering intercity transportation services— both passenger and freight.

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