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Oral Statement: Field Hearing on the Continued Oversight of California High -Speed Rail

Monday, August 29, 2016

SPEAKER: Sarah E. Feinberg
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, U.S. House of Representatives
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail, Railroad Safety Program Management, Budget
KEYWORDS: high-speed rail, passenger rail, California
ABSTRACT: With California’s growing population, the state was understandably focused on building out a high-speed rail system that would serve its growing communities … because two railroad tracks can carry as many travelers in an hour as 16 lanes of a congested freeway.