Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Commuter Rail Industry Challenges and Solutions

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Troy Nehls (R-TX) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the challenges facing the commuter rail industry.

Ed. Note: As part of RT&S‘s ongoing coverage about the post-pandemic recovery of commuter rail and transit, we’re letting readers know about next week’s Congressional hearing on commuter rail challenges and issues. Commuter rail and transit depends on significant infrastructure, much of which is for its exclusive use, and the health of the industry will drive how well this infrastructure can be maintained. DCL

The Subcommittee will explore the obstacles facing commuter rail providers and opportunities to address issues through legislation. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Mr. Mike Noland, President, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
  • Ms. Debra Johnson, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, RTD-Denver
  • Mr. David W. Dech, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority / Tri-Rail
  • Mr. Kevin Corbett, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Transit on behalf of the Northeast Corridor Commission
  • Mr. Darren Kettle, Chief Executive Officer, Metrolink

More information about the hearing entitled, “Getting to Work: Examining Challenges and Solutions in the Commuter Rail Industry,” including witness testimony and a link to the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. RT&S will share information with readers as it’s made available.

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