Statement By Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads Regarding the Nomination of Allan Rutter As Federal Railroad Administrator

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Association of American Railroads

    WASHINGTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Edward
 R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads:
 
     President Bush has made an excellent choice in nominating Allan Rutter to
 be the next Federal Railroad Administrator.
     His extensive transportation background -- serving as Governor Bush's
 transportation policy director as well as deputy executive director of the
 Texas High-Speed Rail Authority -- means that he starts out with a solid
 understanding of the issues and a well-rounded expertise in rail policy.  He
 has garnered the respect of management and labor alike, and that too will
 stand him in good stead.
     U.S. railroads are regarded as the most efficient and safest freight
 railroads in the world.  We look forward to working with Administrator Rutter
 in developing policies and programs that will help railroads build on that
 record of accomplishment.
 
 

SOURCE Association of American Railroads
    WASHINGTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Edward
 R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads:
 
     President Bush has made an excellent choice in nominating Allan Rutter to
 be the next Federal Railroad Administrator.
     His extensive transportation background -- serving as Governor Bush's
 transportation policy director as well as deputy executive director of the
 Texas High-Speed Rail Authority -- means that he starts out with a solid
 understanding of the issues and a well-rounded expertise in rail policy.  He
 has garnered the respect of management and labor alike, and that too will
 stand him in good stead.
     U.S. railroads are regarded as the most efficient and safest freight
 railroads in the world.  We look forward to working with Administrator Rutter
 in developing policies and programs that will help railroads build on that
 record of accomplishment.
 
 SOURCE  Association of American Railroads