Amit Bose, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, and Stephen Gardner, Amtrak’s president and chief executive officer, were featured speakers at the 2022 AASHTO Council on Rail Transportation, Legislative Meeting held in Washington D.C.
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, participants were permitted to gather in person for the meeting. In opening remarks, Jim Tymon, AASHTO executive director, set the tone for the meeting by drawing focus on implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Tymon said the IIJA delivers approximately $66 billion in advanced appropriations for rail programs this year and authorizes up to an additional $36 billion over the next five years for rail. To learn more about the IIJA and AASHTO’s Council on Rail Transportation, visit www.rail.transportation.org