CNEC Applauds the Senate for Confirming Former CNEC Chairman Amit Bose to Serve as FRA Administrator

January 12, 2022


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(Washington, D.C.) – On January 12, the Senate confirmed Amit Bose to serve as the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator by a vote of of 68-29.


"We thank the Senate for confirming Amit Bose as the next FRA Administrator." said Michael Friedberg, Executive Director of the CNEC. " Amit’s expertise will be key to successfully and efficiently implementing the historic $66 billion provided to passenger rail in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)."


"Amit Bose's unwavering commitment to good government and best in class transportation makes him a uniquely qualified choice as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration," said Ronnie Hakim, Chair of the CNEC. We look forward to working with Amit in this role."


“Throughout his career, Amit has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to improving the safety and efficiency of the U.S. rail network. As we enter a new, transformative era of historic federal funding levels for rail modernization and expansion, no one is better equipped to meet this moment than Amit Bose. WSP thanks the Senate for his confirmation and wishes Administrator Bose much success as he leads FRA during this momentous time,” Caroline N. Decker, National Rail Business Director and Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, WSP USA.


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