FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2021
(Washington, D.C.) – On April 24, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of former Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC) Chairman Amit Bose to serve as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
“Over the years, Amit has been a staunch advocate for infrastructure improvements and investments along the Northeast Corridor (NEC),” said Mike Friedberg CNEC Executive Director. “As this administration looks to ensure we have access to 21st-century infrastructure, the CNEC is confident that necessary improvements to improve the safety and efficiency of passenger rail up and down the NEC will be taken under Amit's leadership. We look forward to working with Amit in his new role.”
Amit has nearly two decades of experience in public service and is currently serving as the FRA Deputy Administrator. Prior to his current role at FRA, he held a number of senior positions at the agency including FRA Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Associate General Counsel, and USDOT Deputy Assistant Secretary during the Obama Administration. In addition to his tenure in the public sector, he previously worked at HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm and was tasked with advancing key transportation and safety projects as well as served on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Advisory Council.
Throughout his career, Bose worked on a number of projects benefiting the NEC including, but 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 (RRIF) loan to Amtrak for its next generation of Acela rail cars; and working on the environmental review of the following projects: Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel, Susquehanna Bridge, NEC Future, Portal Bridge and Gateway Tunnel.
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.