U.S. high-speed rail group appoints new president

Posted on November 25, 2009

Last week, the U.S. High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced that Eric C. Peterson joined its team as president, effective Nov. 18.


Peterson, a 20-year industry veteran of transportation issues and policy management, will lead USHSR’s efforts to advance a state-of-the-art national high-speed rail (HSR) system in the U.S. He has served as deputy administrator for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation, executive director for the Landowners Economic Alliance for the Dulles Extension of Rail (LEADER) and, most recently, as executive director for the Rural Cellular Association.


With Peterson’s expertise, USHSR will continue its work to unify all advocacy efforts that promote a comprehensive national HSR network.


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