Bipartisan Passenger Rail Reform Bill (PRRIA) Introduced

February 5, 2015

Press release today from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:

Washington, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced bipartisan legislation that improves the infrastructure, reduces costs, creates greater accountability and transparency, leverages private sector resources, and accelerates project delivery for Amtrak and the Nation’s passenger rail transportation system.

The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015, or PRRIA (H.R. 749), was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA); T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR); Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA); and Subcommittee Ranking Member Michael Capuano (D-MA). The same legislation was introduced in the House last Congress, and the Committee approved it unanimously.

“Passenger rail has a role to play in our transportation network, but we’ve simply got to do it better,” Shuster said…

Copy of press release [noodls.com] and the full PDF and status from the official U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure website

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