Advocacy Outreach

2017
Jul 10 OneRail Letter to House Appropriators - FY18 Transportation Appropriations Download
May 25 OneRail Letter to House and Senate Budget Committees Download
May 17 SPRC Thank you letter - House Approps Download
May 17 SPRC Thank you letter - Senate Approps Download
Apr 05 SPRC FY18 THUD Outside Witness Testimony Download
2016
Dec 09 SPRC Letter to Secretary Chao Download
Nov 30 North Carolina Congressional members letter to USDOT Secretary Foxx and FRA Administrator Feinberg - SSP Rule Download
Sep 16 SPRC Letter to THUD Subcommittee Leadership Download
May 18 2015 Impacts of State-supported Intercity Passenger Rail Service Download
May 05 OneRail Letter to House Appropriators - FY17 THUD Download
Apr 14 SPRC THUD Outside Witness Testimony - FY17 Download
Apr 05 SPRC Letter to FRA - State Corridor Safety Download
Feb 23 Testimony of T. Hoeffner at the "Passenger Rail: Opportunities and Challenges for the National Network" hearing Link
Feb 22 SPRC Letter to STB - Preference Download
Feb 22 SPRC Comments on STB Preference Provisions Download
Feb 08 SPRC Letter to STB - OTP Download
Feb 08 SPRC Comments on STB OTP Definition Download
Feb 04 SPRC Letter to Amtrak Board Download
2015
Dec 02 SPRC Letter to FRA Download
Sep 29 SPRC Letter to Senate Commerce - PTC Download
Sep 29 SPRC Letter to House T&I - PTC Download
Sep 21 SPRC Letter to AAR - PTC Download
Aug 04 SPRC Support Letter for Section 130 to the Senate Download
Aug 04 SPRC Support Letter for Section 130 to the House Download
Jul 13 SPRC Letter to Senate Commerce - Support for Rail Title Download
Jun 05 SPRC Congratulations to Jim Redeker Download
Jun 03 SPRC Support Letter for Sarah Feinberg Download
Apr 29 SPRC FY16 THUD Outside Witness Testimony Download
Apr 23 Stations & Routes Download
Apr 08 House Appropriations Letter on Rail Line Relocation Download
Mar 17 OneRail Coalition Letter to Budget Committees Download
Mar 11 MIPRC request re: conversations on continuance of Hoosier State Download
Feb 27 SWG Letter to Joe Boardman Download
Feb 26 SPRC Comments on FRA consideration of States as Railroads Download
Feb 06 SPRC letter to AAR Download
Mar 02 OneRail Coalition Supports House Passage of Bipartisan Passenger Rail Bill Download
2014
Dec 09 On Time Performance Issues and Actions Download
Oct 21 SPRC Senate Request for Section 209 Working Group Funding Download
Oct 21 SPRC House Request for Section 209 Working Group Funding Download
Oct 17 NGEC Backgrounder Download
Oct 09 California Intercity Passenger Rail (CIPR) Leadership Coalition Letter on PRRIA Download
Oct 06 STB Letter to Norfolk Southern Corporation Link
Sep 24 Illinois DOT Letter on PRRIA Download
Sep 17 AASHTO Letter on H.R. 5449 Download
Sep 16 SPRC Comments on H.R. 5449, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014 Download
Jun 04 "Chronological Summary and Transaction Structures" Presentation by Larry Salci to PRIIA Section 305 NGEC Finance Subcommittee Download
May 23 SPRC Comments on H. Rpt. 113-464 Download
May 13 SPRC Program Priorities Download
Apr 03 Letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Download
Mar 26 Letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee Download
2013
Aug 01 SPRC Moving America Forward Download
Jul 31 SPRC Pingree Support Letter Download
Jul 16 FHWA Reply to Secretary Foxx Letter Download
Jul 03 SPRC Letter to Secretary Foxx Download
Apr 26 Letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Download
Apr 25 Response to April 11 Hearing on Amtrak's FY2014 Budget Download
2012
May 22 NCDOT Secretary Conti's letter to USDOT Secretary LaHood regarding lifting the 3-year cap on using CMAQ funds for passenger rail operations Download
May 16 USDOT Secretary LaHood letter to the Senate supporting high-speed rail Download
May 08 SPRC Letter to Surface Transportation Conferees Download
Mar 29 Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee regarding FFY 2013 appropriation of funding for rail related programs and activities Download
Mar 23 SPRC Letter Supporting Congressional Amendments for CMAQ Funding Download
Mar 14 AASHTO letter supporting CMAQ funding Download
Feb 23 Action Item to expand eligibility for use of Transportation Development Credits (TDCs) for the federal match for intercity and high-speed rail projects Download
2011
Dec 06 Representative David Price' statement to the House Committee on Transportation and Infratructure on high speed rail. Link
Nov 10 Letter from the Honorable Governor Quinn of Illinois in support of the FFY 2012 Conferenced USDOT Appropriation Bill Download
Nov 02 Congressional Letter Supporting FY 2012 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Act Download
Nov 02 Co-signers of the FY 2012 THUD Congressional Letter Download
Oct 21 Statement from States for Passenger Rail Coalition Chair Paula Hammond on House FY 2012 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Act Addressing PRIIA 209 Download
Sep 09 Statement from States for Passenger Rail Coalition Chair Paula Hammond on House FY 2012 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Act Download
Jul 21 Letter to Senator Murray regarding TIGER Legislation Download
Jul 21 Letter to Senator Collins regarding TIGER Legislation Download
Jul 21 Letter to Senator Durbin regarding TIGER Legislation Download
Jun 29 Letter to Senate Appropriators opposing potential rescission of ARRA rail funds Download
Jun 29 Letter to House Leadership opposing potential rescission of ARRA rail funds Download
Jun 23 Statement from SPRC Chair Paula Hammond on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passenger Rail Proposal Download
May 17 Letter to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Download
May 17 Letter to Chairman Mica and Ranking Member Rahall commending multi-year surface transportation policy legislation Download
May 17 Letter to Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison commending multi-year surface transportation policy legislation Download
2010
Apr 21 Letter regarding FFY 2011 appropriation of funding rail related programs and activities Download
Apr 15 One Rail Climate Letter Download
Feb 09 Letter to Hon. Richard Durbin and Hon. Byron Dorgan regarding further investments in the nation's passenger rail network Download
2009
Oct 22 Letter to Senators Inouye and Murray and Representatives Obey and Olver regarding FY 2010 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill Download
Sep 10 Letter to Hon. Corrine Brown regarding suggestions for rail section of Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009 Download
Jul 17 Op-Ed: A new emphasis is needed on passenger rail Download
Jul 08 Letter to Hon. Barbara Boxer and Hon. James Inhofe regarding climate change legislation Download
Jun 08 Letter to Administrator Joseph C. Szabo regarding S4PRC to FRA recommendations on program guidance Download
Jun 03 Letter to Hon. Patty Murray and Hon. Kit Bond requesting support for Amtrak capital and operating expense funding, the Next Generation Corridor Train Equipment, Rail Cooperative Research Program and Positive Train Control Download
May 11 Letter to Hon. Dianne Feinstein requesting financial support for Positive Train Control in Rail Safety Bill of 2008 Download
May 01 FRA holding High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Workshops around the Country Download
Apr 24 SPRC letters to Letter to Hon. John W. Olver and Hon. Tom Latham asking for funding for Amtrak capital and operating expenses and funding for Section 305 and 306 Download
Jan 26 House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials: Hearing on Freight and Passenger Rail Download
Jan 22 Testimony: Governor Doyle, Wisconsin testifies before House T&I on State’s readiness to implement Stimulus II infrastructure projects Download
2008
Dec 18 SPRC letter to House & Senate appropriators asking for full appropriations for provisions of HR 2095 Amtrak & Rail Safety authorizations including two key 80/20 federal/state grant programs: Letter to Hon. David R. Obey & Hon. Jerry Lewis Download
Dec 18 SPRC letter to House & Senate appropriators asking for full appropriations for provisions of HR 2095 Amtrak & Rail Safety authorizations including two key 80/20 federal/state grant programs: Letter to Hon. Daniel Inouye & Hon. Thad Cochran Download
Nov 10 Investing in Infrastructure: The Road to Recovery Download
Jul 08 AS I SEE IT: Passenger train ridership soars along with gas prices Download
Jun 05 Letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee thanking them for work on HR 6003 Download
May 21 States for Passenger Rail Coalition comments to House Transportation and Infrastructure Leadership on HR-6003 Download
May 14 Testimony on Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 Download
Mar 27 Letters to Senate and House Committees in support of funding Amtrak, State Capital Investment, High Speed Rail Development, Rail Line Relocation Projects and Nationwide Differential GPS.: Knollenberg Download
Mar 27 Letters to Senate and House Committees in support of funding Amtrak, State Capital Investment, High Speed Rail Development, Rail Line Relocation Projects and Nationwide Differential GPS.: Olver Download
Mar 27 Letters to Senate and House Committees in support of funding Amtrak, State Capital Investment, High Speed Rail Development, Rail Line Relocation Projects and Nationwide Differential GPS.: Bond Download
Mar 27 Letters to Senate and House Committees in support of funding Amtrak, State Capital Investment, High Speed Rail Development, Rail Line Relocation Projects and Nationwide Differential GPS.: Murray Download
Feb 15 Letter to Representative Blumenauer regarding support for capital investment in infrastructure and equipment Download