WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 12, 2022) – The United States Senate voted today to confirm Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). In response to this news, American Public Transportation Administration (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas released the following statement:
“Administrator Bose is a great friend to the railroad industry, a champion of passenger transportation, and a dedicated public servant. We are privileged to have Amit as the head of the Federal Railroad Administration and excited for his vision for the passenger rail industry. Throughout his career, he has been involved in some of the highest profile rail and transportation projects this country has seen. Along with an expertise in high-speed passenger rail, he also brings a private sector perspective to his work at FRA. We appreciate President Biden’s support of our industry and stand ready to work with Secretary Buttigieg and Administrator Bose to achieve the passenger rail and public transportation future the President has worked on throughout his career.”
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public- and private-sector organizations which represent a $80 billion industry that directly employs 448,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.