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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2008 :: 3:13:28 to 3:15:35
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John B. Larson

3:12:22 to 3:13:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John B. Larson

John B. Larson

3:13:12 to 3:13:28( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: multiple commuter rail transit agencies that run on the same rails as amtrak. many of these public transportation services have made substantial investments in the tracks and single capacity

Richard E. Neal

3:13:28 to 3:13:42( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: of a rail corridor to enhance commuter rail service. currently amtrak has first right to schedule their services which can often result in delays to commuter rail passengers and have negative

Richard E. Neal

3:13:28 to 3:15:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard E. Neal

Richard E. Neal

3:13:42 to 3:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: impacts on the on-time performance of commuter rails. amtrak must work with commuter rail in a collaborative manner to best facilitate an efficient flow of inner city amtrak and commuter

Richard E. Neal

3:14:01 to 3:14:15( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: rail passengers. sound transit has worked closely with b.s.f. and made a tremendous asset throughout the corridor. invest morgue than $1 billion of public funding in the freight corridor between

Richard E. Neal

3:14:15 to 3:14:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: tacoma and everet washington. these represent a high price paid by the region to ensure that commuter rail did not impact the freight rail operations that drive our region's economy. 2450es

Richard E. Neal

3:14:34 to 3:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: investments benefit light rail, amtrak, and sound transits commuter rail passengers as well as our freight rail. this amendment does not change amtrak's priority in setting these. it merely asks

Richard E. Neal

3:14:46 to 3:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: that they work cooperatively with the other parties that are interested in using these rail systems to maximize their capacity. there's a number of folks who want to make investments in improving

Richard E. Neal

3:15:01 to 3:15:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: those rail systems, if amtrak works cooperatively with them those investments will work out better for all concerned. with that i reserve the balance of my time. mr. shuster: i claim the time

Richard E. Neal

3:15:20 to 3:15:35( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: in opposition although do i not oppose the amendment. i just want to say the gentleman from washington has a commonsense amendment. i think that encouraging collaboration between amtrak and commuter

3:15:35 to 3:15:52( Edit History Discussion )

rail systems is a positive thing. i urge all of us to accept and support this amendment. i yield back my time. the chairman: the gentleman from washington. mr. smith: i will yield the remainder

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