House Panel Prepares Rail Bonds
- GOP targets Amtrak, TSA as Congress returns to DC. Laing, Keith // Hill;9/10/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 110, p26
The article informs that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing regarding the effect of Amtrak's, company which operates intercity passenger rail services in the U.S., monopoly mentality on the rail services.
- Bill Would Authorize Up to $24B in Bonds for High-Speed Rail Projects. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;2/25/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31579, p5
Reports on the plans of chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Don Young to reintroduce a bill to authorize states to issue bonds for high-speed rail projects. Types of bonds to be issued; Disagreement among lawmakers over the bill; Reference to another...
- New direction for the Northeast Corridor. FRAILEY, FRED W. // Trains;May2011, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p11
In this article the author discusses the role private sector will play in the U.S. passenger train business. The author reports on the Northeast Corridor which is ruled by Amtrak. The author states that John Mica, chair of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee however isn't,...
- Diverging plans for the Corridor. JOHNSTON, BOB // Trains;Oct2011, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p20
The article reports on the potential change in ownership and operation of America's only high speed railroad, the Acela Express. As stated, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica and the Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster have camped out on...
- 14 House Democrats Propose New Rail Safety Package. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;5/16/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32133, p5
The article reports that fourteen U.S. Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced legislation last week that would authorize spending $1.2 billion beginning in 2006 on increased rail security, including $500 million for grants to state and local governments and...
- Oncoming GOP train could derail Amtrak. Stoffer, Harry // Crain's New York Business;6/26/95, Vol. 11 Issue 26, p35
Reports that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has watered down several key provisions in a reform bill proposed by Congresswoman Susan Milinari to save Amtrak. Union negotiating provision of Congressman Jack Quinn; Decision to slash Amtrak's budget by 25 percent;...
- Amtrak study panel named. // Traffic World;04/14/97, Vol. 250 Issue 2, p13
Reports on the appointment of a panel at the House Transportation Committee to develop an emergency plan to protect the operations of Amtrak Corp. Solutions drawn to solve the company's financial crisis; Names of the panel members.
- House committee clears Amtrak reform bill. Barnes, David // Traffic World;10/2/95, Vol. 244 Issue 1, p14
Reports that a bill approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would repeal the requirement that Amtrak Corp. pay up to six years' severance pay to laid-off employees in exchange for immediate negotiations on severance pay allowances. Limitation on Amtrak Corp.'s accident...
- House to form Amtrak study panel. // Traffic World;03/31/97, Vol. 249 Issue 13, p15
Reveals that senior members of the House Transportation Committee are forming a blue ribbon panel to help develop an emergency plan to keep Amtrak running. Determination of the panel's composition; Decision of the committee to seek outside help.