Friday, June 19, 2009

Shuster to Hold Railroad Field Hearing in Pittsburgh

On Monday, June 22nd, Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09), the Ranking Republican on the Railroads Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a field hearing in Pittsburgh on the need to improve and expand passenger rail transportation in western Pennsylvania.

Shuster will be joined by Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04), and Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-19) at Monday’s hearing.

Congressman Shuster, the senior Republican on the Railroads Subcommittee, requested the hearing to take place in Pittsburgh to put a spotlight on the need for investment in passenger rail in western Pennsylvania. The Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee has jurisdiction of passenger and freight rail regulation in the House of Representatives.

WHO: Congressman Bill Shuster; Congressman Jason Altmire (acting Chairman); Congressman Tim Murphy.

Invited witnesses include: The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; and The Honorable Allen D. Biehler, P.E., Secretary of Transportation, Pennsylvania; Christopher K. Gleason, CEO/Chairman, Gleason Financial; Daniel W. Sieminski, Associate Vice President for Finance and Business, Penn State University. A full witness list can be found here.

WHAT: Field Hearing of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.

WHERE: The United States Post Office and District Courthouse at 700 Grant Street – Court Room 6A in Pittsburgh, PA.

WHEN: 10:00am on Monday June 22, 2009.

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