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Amtrak Acela Brake Issues House

Document Series
Robert Jamison
Speaker Title
Acting Administrator
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Railroads Subcommittee
Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today, on behalf of Secretary Mineta, to discuss recent developments concerning Amtrak’s Acela high-speed trains. I will explain what the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) knows regarding the problems with the rotors on the Acela’s disc brakes and how we are working with Amtrak to develop a solution to those problems. I will also touch briefly on FRA’s overall safety priorities and Amtrak’s general safety record.
Download 2005-05-11 Amtrak Acela Brake Issues.pdf
Last updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
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