The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, now under Republican Control in the 118th Congress, held its first hearing on Feb. 1, “State of American Infrastructure and Supply Chain Challenges,” hearing testimony from Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear, Hamilton Construction Vice President Jeff Firth (testifying on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Port of Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther, and Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO President Greg Regan.
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Editor’s Note: Fewer than six hours following Railway Age’s exclusive reporting on a controversial draft bill headed to a July 20 mark-up before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Chairperson Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)
“Examining Freight Rail Safety” was the theme of a June 14 hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. The aim: for members “to hear from government and stakeholder witnesses about the state of freight rail safety and issues pertinent to keeping rail operations, rail workers and communities safe.” Railway Age provides a roundup.
Editor’s Note: On June 14, 2022, the day that the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials is conducting a hearing, “Examining Freight Rail Safety,” the purpose of
The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure hearing, “Board Member Views on Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization,” was for the most part a rehash of the topics that the STB has been covering in its own hearings on freight rail service problems, reciprocal switching and other areas the industry has had to address in recent weeks. T&I Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who is not seeking re-election in this year’s mid-terms, and Railroad, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chair Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) chaired the hearing, which in a press release was couched as “The Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Resolving Freight Rail Conflicts.”
OneRail Coalition recently announced that Devon Barnhart will be joining the team on May 13 as Deputy Director.
The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a pair of rail data and information security bills.
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday approved legislation involving passenger rail.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on April 5, 2016 announced his opposition to Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed merger with Norfolk Southern.