Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

U.S. House Transportation Committee to Host High-Speed Rail Hearing in Miami

Apr 30, 2010
Press Release

MIAMI, FL–The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials will host a field hearing in Miami on High-Speed Rail titled “Intermodal High-Speed Rail Connections” this Monday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus.  The hearing is open to media and the general public.

Members of Congress present will include:

Rep. James L. Oberstar (Minn.), Chairman
Rep. John Mica (Fla.), Ranking Republican
Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.), Chairwoman of the Rail Subcommittee
Rep. Bill Shuster (Pa.), Ranking Member of the Rail Subcommittee
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Ranking Member of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and
Emergency Management Subcommittee and Host City Congressman

Witnesses expected to testify include:

Joseph C. Szabo, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration,
U.S. Department of Transportation
Stephanie C. Kopelousos, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation
Joseph J. Giuletti, Executive Director of the Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority (Tri-Rail)
Drew Galloway, Assistant Vice President – Policy & Development East, National Railroad Passenger
Corporation (AMTRAK)
Bruce Jay Colan, Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Ana Sotorrio, Associate Director of Governmental Affairs for the Miami International Airport
Cesar Calvet, Chairman of the Board of the Orlando International Airport
Andres Trujillo, Florida State Legislative Director of the United Transportation Union
Terry L. Dale, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association

For more information or to view the live webcast of the hearing visit:

WHO: Members of the House Committee and Transportation and
Infrastructure: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Rep. James L. Oberstar (Minn.),
Rep. John Mica (Fla.), Rep.Corrine Brown (Fla.) and Rep. Bill Shuster (Pa.)

WHAT: House Committee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Field
Hearing on Intermodal High-Speed Rail Connections

WHEN:  Monday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Chapman
Room (Room 3210), Miami, FL 33132,


Adriana Pereira at (202) 285-3073, Communications Director to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Mary Kerr at (202)225-6260, Press Secretary for Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Democrats
Justin Harclerode at (202) 226-8767, Communications Director for Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Republicans