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10/29/2010



Rail News: High-Speed Rail

AHSRA names former U.S. transportation secretary Slater to advisory board


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The American High Speed Rail Alliance (AHSRA) recently announced it appointed Rodney Slater to its advisory board.

As former U.S. transportation secretary under the Clinton Administration, Slater worked with Congress to pass several legislative initiatives, including the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, which guaranteed $200 billion in surface transportation investment through 2003 and authorized six high-speed rail corridors.

During his tenure, Slater submitted the first comprehensive plan for high-speed rail, and announced the designation of new high-speed rail corridors and extensions to existing corridors, according to AHSRA.

Slater currently is a partner at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Patton Boggs L.L.P., where he helps clients integrate their interests in the overall vision for a 21st century transportation system, the alliance said.

AHSRA’s advisory board comprises more than 25 members who provide guidance to the alliance on its mission to advocate for the development and implementation of a high-speed passenger-rail network in the United States.


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