“Examining the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger Rail System”

Subcommittee: Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Rayburn 2167 and via Cisco Webex



Ms. Ann D. Begeman, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board, Testimony 

Mr. Martin J. Oberman, Vice Chairman, Surface Transportation Board, Testimony 

Ms. Romayne C. Brown, Chair of the Board of Directors, Metra, Testimony 

Mr. Stephen Gardner, Senior Executive Vice President, Amtrak, Testimony 

Mr. Ian Jefferies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads, Testimony

Mr. Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Testimony 

Mr. Paul Skoutelas, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Public Transportation Association, Testimony 


  1. Ms. Ann D. Begeman
    Surface Transportation Board
  2. Mr. Martin J. Oberman
    Vice Chairman
    Surface Transportation Board
  3. Ms. Romayne C. Brown
    Chair of the Board of Directors
  4. Mr. Stephen Gardner
    Senior Executive Vice President
  5. Mr. Ian Jefferies
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Association of American Railroads
  6. Mr. Randal O'Toole
    Senior Fellow
    Cato Institute
  7. Mr. Paul Skoutelas
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    American Public Transportation Association