Revitalizing Amtrak’s Infrastructure and Long-distance network for the 21st Century
Diverse Perspectives. Clear Consensus.
RAILnet-21 has long been under consideration by congressional committees, research and policy think tanks, and government-convened commissions and panels such as the Amtrak Reform Council. The Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Research Service, and the US DOT Inspector General have also extensively studied it.
Increasingly, from the diverse perspectives of thought leaders and stakeholders, a clear consensus emerges: RAILnet-21 is good public policy that provides an urgently needed sustainable funding source for Amtrak infrastructure.
JAMES J. FLORIO, ESQ
Former Governor, State of New Jersey; former Chairman of the House Sub-Committee on Commerce, Transportation and Tourism of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; prime sponsor of the Staggers Act; drafted the legislation which privatized Conrail; member of the blue-ribbon working group enlisted by Congress in 1997 to develop a funding solution for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. That plan was the forerunner of RAILnet-21.
RICHARD MUDGE, PH.D.
Former Chief of CBO Transportation Policy Group
Co-author of US Treasury report on economic impacts of large infrastructure projects (2016)
FRANCIS P. MULVEY, PH.D.
Distinguished economist, educator and public official
Former Commissioner, Surface Transportation Board
Former Deputy Secretary of PennDOT
Former Vice Chair Appalachian Regional Commission
President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation
Former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve
Former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget
Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Former Counsel, Railroad Subcommittee, House Transportation Committee