1. Northeast Corridor Commission. Quickly appoint the Department of Transportation (DOT) members to the Northeast Corridor Commission (NECC). Ensure the NECC has a career official as an alternate to DOT’s designee. The Trump administration removed all career officials and NECC cannot obtain quorum without a DOT representative.
2. Amtrak Board Members. Nominate competent and qualified Amtrak Board Member(s) as soon as possible.
3. Federal Railroad Administration. Reorganize FRA Office of Policy and Development’s staff to provide more full-time equivalents (FTE). The Trump administration gutted this office. As FRA receives new funds for rail infrastructure, staff in this office will analyze and approve a larger amount of grant applications.