House Committee Approves Passenger Rail Reform Legislation

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

The Committee approved by voice vote the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014, or PRRIA (H.R. 5449).  The bill was introduced in the House by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA); T&I Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV); Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA); and Subcommittee Ranking Member Corrine Brown (D-FL).
Click here to read the release from the House T&I Committee.