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OneRail Coalition to brief congressional staffers on rail industry's infrastructure investment


On Thursday, the OneRail Coalition will host a briefing for congressional staff members titled “The American Rail Industry: Investing in Infrastructure, Creating Jobs.”

The briefing is designed to highlight the impact the freight- and passenger-rail industries have on the economy and job creation. The event will cover how Class Is, short lines, intercity passenger- and commuter-rail operators, and industry suppliers are investing in rail transportation infrastructure, and how those investments create jobs.

OneRail Coalition Director Anne Canby will moderate the briefing. Scheduled panelists include:

• Gerald Hanas, general manager of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and chairman of the American Public Transportation Association’s Commuter Rail Committee;

• Richard Timmons, president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association;

• Joe McHugh, Amtrak’s vice president of government affairs and corporate communications;

• John Gray, senior vice president of policy and economics for the Association of American Railroads;

• Don Itzkoff, executive counsel of public policy and government relations for GE Transportation; and

• Greg Lippard, vice president of L.B. Foster Co.

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