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T&I Introduces Rail Legislation

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015, on Feb. 5. The bipartisan bill is very similar to one approved out of committee last year.

The bill includes provisions regarding the operations of Amtrak, including a 40 percent reduction in authorized federal funding levels; non-federal participation and increased public-private partnerships in rail station and corridor development; the overhaul of the federal Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program; the role of states in railroad planning; and streamlining environmental reviews and accelerating project delivery.

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