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Written Statement of Ronald L. Batory Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations

SPEAKER: Ronald L. Batory 
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Administrator
AUDIENCE: Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
ABSTRACT: Chairman Collins, Ranking Member Reed, and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today to discuss rail safety. I come to my position as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) with 45 years of experience in the railroad industry, rising to become the President and Chief Operating Officer of a significant freight rail carrier in the United States.