Lagging Behind: The State of High Speed Rail in the United States

Hearing Date: July 14, 2016 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB


  • To examine the status and management of the High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program across the United States.


  • In 2009, President Obama announced a plan to substantially upgrade speeds on existing rail routes and to create new high-speed rail corridors.
  • Congress has appropriated more than $10 billion dollars for high speed rail initiatives to carry out the HSIPR program.


Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Sarah Feinberg Administrator Federal Railroad Administration Document
Mr. Baruch Feigenbaum Assistant Director, Transportation Policy Reason Foundation Document
Mr. Thomas Hart, Jr. President Rail Forward Document
Mr. Chris Koos Mayor Normal, IL Document

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