September 15, 2021
(Washington, D.C.) – As the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee reschedules its hearing to consider the nomination of Amit Bose to serve as the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator for September 22, the Coalition of the Northeast Corridor (CNEC) urges the Committee to quickly approve Bose’s nomination.
With nearly two decades of experience in public service, including his previous roles as FRA Chief Counsel, USDOT Associate General Counsel, and USDOT Deputy Assistant Secretary during the Obama Administration, coupled with his tenure in the public sector, including serving on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Advisory Council, Mr. Bose has contributed to a number of critical passenger rail projects benefiting the NEC. Projects include, but are not limited to, issuing High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail grants for projects, such as Boston South Station; delivering a $2.5 billion Railroad Rehabilitation and Infrastructure Financing loan to Amtrak for its next generation of Acela rail cars; and working on the environmental review of the following projects: Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, Susquehanna Bridge, NEC Future, Portal Bridge and Gateway Tunnel.
Members of the CNEC are confident that under Mr. Bose’s leadership, we will see much needed investments that improve the safety and efficiency of passenger rail, bolster regional economic growth, create new employment opportunities post pandemic, and promote equity for all passengers up and down the Corridor.
To view CNEC’s letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, click here.
CNEC is the business community's voice for strengthening rail infrastructure in order to reduce congestion, create jobs and grow the economy. We represent diverse stakeholders who rely on the Corridor to conduct commerce, access customers, and transport employees.