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Lipinski Praises Nomination of Oberman for U.S. Surface Transportation Board

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:

“The Administration’s nomination of former Metra Chairman and Chicago Alderman Marty Oberman to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board is the right move for both our region and the country.  I have known Marty personally since the 1970s and believe that his many years of public service with a focus on reform will be critical as a member of an agency with broad oversight over our nation’s railroads.  As Illinois’ most senior member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I look forward to working with him to alleviate area rail congestion, improve commuter rail and Amtrak service, and strengthen the overall quality of life for my constituents.  I urge the Senate to confirm him as soon as possible.”