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Sewell to welcome Federal Railroad Administrator to Alabama

They will explore solutions to the blocked railroad crossings impacting communities in the 7th Congressional District.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, left, and Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose, right

Today, Wednesday, October 19, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, will welcome Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose to Alabama to meet with local officials and explore solutions to the blocked railroad crossings impacting communities in the 7th Congressional District. This morning, Rep. Sewell will host a roundtable discussion to give federal partners an opportunity to hear directly from local leaders about the needs of the community. Following the roundtable, Bose will tour Harris Homes and the nearby rail yard for a firsthand look at the impact of blocked railroad crossings on residents. Media are invited to join Sewell and Bose at 11:20 a.m. for a press conference outside of the Harris Homes Gymnasium and the subsequent tour.

Today’s visit by Administrator Bose is the latest in an ongoing federal partnership to address blocked railroad crossings in the 7th Congressional District. In November 2021, after hearing concerns from local officials and community members, Rep. Sewell sent a letterto Administrator Bose and an additional letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg inviting them to see firsthand how blockages impact the community. In response to the letter,Administrator Bose met with Rep. Sewell in November 2021, and participated in a productive discussion with local officials in January 2022. Sewell also helped secure key provisions in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address train blockages.

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