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American Public Transportation Association

 Commuter Rail Committee

This committee promotes commuter railroads and works to address their unique regulatory, legislative, and operational issues. The Commuter Rail Committee, through its Operators Subcommittee, is working on a very active agenda including:

  • establishing Passenger Rail Standards and Recommended Practices;
  • strengthening the Commuter Rail System Safety Program;
  • and enhancing the ability of passenger railroads to access freight railroad rights of way.

The committee also jointly sponsors, with the Rail Transit Committee, APTA's annual Rail Conference.




 Committee Contacts



Doug Allen
telephone (703) 838-5411 

Staff AdvisorS

Narayana Sundaram
telephone (202) 496-4813

Jeff Hiott
telephone (202) 496-4881

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