October 21, 2021
(Washington, D.C.) – On October 20, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted by Voice Vote to successfully confirm Amit Bose to serve as the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator.
"As members of the Coalition, we applaud the Senate Commerce Committee in their efforts to confirm capable experts such as Amit to serve at the helms of our nation's leading rail transportation agency," said Michael Friedberg, Executive Director of the CNEC. "With the pending bipartisan transportation package that provides for historic investments in rail, we can think of no better time for Amit's confirmation. We urge the Senate to act quickly on his final confirmation vote and look forward to working with the Administrator in an official capacity."
"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 the Senate's swift confirmation and working with Amit in this role."
"Jacobs strongly supports Amit Bose as the next FRA Administrator. His expertise and passion for rail issues are clear from our experiences working alongside him on the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor," said a representative from Jacobs Engineering Group. "Amit understands these critical issues, and we know he is the right choice to lead the FRA into the future. We strongly support his confirmation."
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