The U.S. House of Representatives Railroad
Subcommittee held a hearing on June 26 to evaluate proposals to provide new
financing mechanisms for national rail infrastructure. Several
proposals were submitted by advocates
of public financing for improvement to and rehabilitation of the United States' rail
Infrastructure Legislation (RAIL), of which Business Leaders for Transportation
is a member, submitted testimony in support of a national rail investment
program, similar to that proposed by Rep. William Lipinski (D-Ill.).
proposed program would
provide a stable funding source in addition to but independent of the
Highway and Aviation trust funds.
Click here to view the
testimony. For information on writing a letter of support for a national
rail infrastructure program or becoming a member of the RAIL coalition, contact
Karyn Romano at