Amtrak Authorization: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 11493 ... H.R. 11089 ... March 20, 21, and April 5, 1978

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Page 94 - Blacksmiths International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International Brotherhood of Firemen & Oilers International Longshoremen's Association International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots of America National Marine Engineers...
Page 94 - Association is an unincorporated association with which are affiliated the chief executive officers of all of the standard national and international railway labor unions in the United States. The organizations whose chief executive officers are members of the RLEA are listed below: American Railway Supervisors Association American Train Dispatchers Association Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Brotherhood Railway Carmen...
Page 32 - There is hereby authorized to be created a communications satellite corporation for profit which will not be an agency or establishment of the United States Government. The corporation shall be subject to the provisions of this Act and, to the extent consistent with this Act, to the District of Columbia Business Corporation Act.
Page 94 - The Railway Labor Executives' Association is an unincorporated association with which are affiliated the chief executive officers of all of the standard national and international railway labor unions in the United States. The organizations whose chief executive officers are members of the RLEA are listed below : American Railway Supervisors Association.
Page 39 - Air travel is much quicker and more convenient for time-sensitive travelers, smoother and more comfortable — especially considering the comparatively short time the traveler occupies the airplane — and, on longer trips, air travel is in the same price range as Amtrak. Buses go more places than Amtrak, and bus travel is somewhat cheaper. Automobiles give travelers more control over where and when they go, are convenient to have at the destination points, and are perceived as being much cheaper...
Page 43 - Quality of Amtrak Rail Passenger Service Still Hampered By Inadequate Maintenance of Equipment
Page 31 - No officer or employee of the United States shall make or authorize an expenditure from or create or authorize an obligation under any appropriation or fund in excess of the amount available therein; nor shall any such officer, or employee involve the Government in any contract or other obligation, for the payment of money for any purpose, in advance of appropriations made for such purpose, unless such contract or obligation is authorized by law.
Page 31 - ... those contemplated and authorized for the period of availability of and within the amount of the appropriation under which they are made ; to keep all the departments of the Government, in the matter of incurring obligations for expenditures, within the limits and purposes of appropriations annually provided for conducting their lawful functions, and to prohibit any officer or employee of the Government from involving the Government in any contract or other obligation for the payment of money...
Page 40 - This completes my prepared statement. I will be glad to respond to any questions you may have. Senator BELLMON.
Page 40 - REPORTS ON THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION (AMTRAK) "Amtrak Needs To Improve Train Conditions Through Better Repair And Maintenance," B-175155, June 21, 1973. "Railroad Reservation, Information And Ticketing Services Being Improved," B-175155, August 22, 1973, "Fewer and Fewer Amtrak Trains Arrive On Time — Causes Of Delays, B175155,

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