Amtrak vice president for high-speed rail Al Engel, North Carolina Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and Little Rock, Ark., Mayor Patrick Henry Hays will also attend.
“High-speed rail is a major initiative of the Obama Administration with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop union offers backing for Ellison in DNC race John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues Ellison needles Perez for 'unverifiable' claim of DNC support MORE as two of its most vocal cheerleaders,” the nascent caucus said in a statement Monday. “Despite the clear economic advantages to enhanced passenger rail transportation, funding for this vital investment is under attack from Republican slash and burn funding strategies.
“The founding co-chairs will join together to explain the clear economic benefits of high-speed rail and the value of these investments to their benefits of high-speed rail and the value of these investments to their respective corridors and to America’s well being,” the statement concluded.
Lawmakers to launch passenger rail caucus
By Keith Laing - 03/14/11 07:41 PM EDT