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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

AND AERONAUTICS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 5863

A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH-
SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES
(And Identical Bills)

MAY 19, 25, AND JUNE 29, 30, 1965

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreigo Commerce

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois
WALTER ROGERS, Texas

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California
SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

HASTINGS KEITH. Massachusetts LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

WILLARD S. CURTIN, Pennsylvania JOHN E. MOSS, California

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina PAUL G. RUGERS, Florida

JAMES HARVEY, Michigan HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

HOWARD H. CALLAWAY, Georgia 1 J. J. PICKLE, Texas

ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina 2
FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York
DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia
DANIEL J. RONAN, Illinois
J. OLIVA HUOT, New Hampshire
JAMES A. MACKAY, Georgia
JOHN J. GILLIGAN, Ohio
CHARLES P. FARNSLEY, Kentucky
JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, A8818tant Clerk

Professional Sta.

ANDREW STEVENSON
KURT BORCHARDT

JAMES M. MENGER, Jr.
WILLIAM J. Dixon

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS

HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska J. J. PICKLE, Texas

HOWARD H. CALLAWAY, Georgia 1 DANIEL J. RONAN, Illinois

ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina a JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi

1 Resigned June 23, 1965.
. Appointed June 23, 1965.

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Hearings held on-

May 19, 1965.

\{ay 25, 1965.

June 29, 1965

June 30, 1965.

Presidential message

Text of H.R. 5863...

Report of -

Bureau of the Budget..

('ommerce, Department of.

Defense, Department of..

Federal Aviation Agency.

Housing and Home Finance Agency

Interstate Commerce Commission.

Statement of

Bridwell, Lowell K., Deputy Under Secretary for Transportation,

Department of Commerce-

Brown, Hon. Virginia Mae, Commissioner, Interstate Commerce

Commission

Connor, Hon. John T., Secretary of Commerce
Giaimo, Hon. Robert N., a Representative in Corgress from the State

of Connecticut..

Gilman, Roger H., Port of New York Authority, representing Amer-

ican Society of Civil Engineers.-

Harris, R. A., treasurer, Railway Progress Institute..

Helstoski, Hon. Henry, a Representative in Congress from the State

of New Jersey.--

Henderson, Hon. David N., a Representative in Congress from the

State of North Carolina.

Irwin, Hon. Donald J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Connecticut.-

Keith, Hon. Hastings, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Massachusetts.

Kirby, Robert E., group vice president, industrial group, Westing-

house Electric Corp-

Lennartson, V. A., president, Railway Progress Institute-

Licb, Richard L., chairman, Coinmittee on Passenger Traffic, Railway

Progress Institute,

Longhurst, Howard R., Assistant Director, Bureau of Railroad Safety

and Service, Interstate Commerce Commission --

Martin, C. D., Jr., Under Secretary for Transportation, Department of

Commerce

Monagan, Hon. John S., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Connecticut.

Nelson, Robert A., Director, Transportation Research, Department of

Commerce

Olsen, Hon. Arnold, a Representative in Congress, from the State of

Montana..

Patten, Hon. Edward J.. a Representative in Congress from the State

of New Jersey -

Pell, Hon. Claiborne, a U.S. Senator from the State of Rhode Island.
Pfahler, Robert D., Director, Bureau of Railroad Safety and Service,

Interstate Commerce Commission

Reuss, Hon. Henry S., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Wisconsin.

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