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Amtrak May Come Under More U.S. Control in House Bill

Representative John Mica, chairman of the House transportation committee, said he plans to propose legislation to place ownership of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor under control of the Transportation Department.

The transfer would allow the government to seek bids from investors to develop and operate high-speed rail service in the corridor between Washington and Boston, the Florida Republican said. He made the comments at a committee hearing today.