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  • Amtrak Labor Agreement
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    Amtrak Labor Agreement

    Secretary Slater and the chief negotiators announced an agreement between AMTRAK and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. The agreement provides for savings and a wage increase.…

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  • Amtrak Negotiations
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    Amtrak Negotiations

    In separate interview, Mr. Dodd and Mr. Downs outlined the opposing positions in the Amtrak labor dispute, primarily over wages. They also took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Washington Journal Wednesday
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    Washington Journal: Wednesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Proposed CSXConrail Merger
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    Proposed CSX-Conrail Merger

    The subcommittee heard testimony from northeastern governors, CSX officials and others concerning the equal division of Conrail between CSX and Norfolk Southern. Witnesses testified about…

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  • Amtrak Financial Condition
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    Amtrak Financial Condition

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the challenges facing Amtrak as a passenger service provider and received recommendations on its long-term survivability.

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  • Local Communities and Rail Issues
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    Local Communities and Rail Issues

    Participants gathered at a meeting to form a national coalition of communities and rail advocacy groups to promote the increase of rail transportation, especially urban mass transit…

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  • Amtrak Service Cutbacks
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    Amtrak Service Cutbacks

    The subcommittee heard testimony on Amtrak service reductions from members of Congress, railroad executives, city mayors and others.

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  • Amtrak Future
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    Amtrak Future

    Mr. Downs spoke about future plans for higher speed trains with more customer services and the continuing safety concerns about the nation’s passenger rail system. After his prepared…

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  • Railroad Safety
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    Railroad Safety

    Committee members heard testimony from members of Congress, railroad experts and others about the safety of rail transportation in the United States.

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  • Federal Funding for Amtrak
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    Federal Funding for Amtrak

    Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation that would reduce federal funding for AMTRAK while still allowing it to contract several services to private companies and change…

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  • Amtrak Oversight Hearing
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    Amtrak Oversight Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from federal, state and local officials and passenger representatives concerning Amtrak operations. They addressed several issues, including how to make…

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  • Amtrak Reorganization
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    Amtrak Reorganization

    Mr. Downs discussed the reorganization of Amtrak into three different sections to better serve the needs of local consumers. These reforms will also eliminate about 600 upper level…

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  • Transportation Policy Landscape Impact
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    Transportation Policy Landscape Impact

    The subcommittee heard testimony on Federal transportation policies and their impact on state and local transportation systems and the environment. The hearing was the seventh in a series held by the…

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  • Tactical Approach to Transit Reauthorization
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    Tactical Approach to Transit Reauthorization

    The panelists talked about how America’s transportation policies need to be re-written through legislative reform. The focus was on negotiating the budget gridlock. Seven key issues…

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