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John Robert Smith Vs. Amtrak Foe

DC.StreetsBlog.org described the day's fireworks with the headline "Amtrak Foe Mica Meets His Match in John Robert Smith."  Streetsblog's Capitol Hill editor Tanya Snyder offered a detailed summary of the exchange between Smith and MIca, the "self-appointed Amtrak bully-in-chief."

The encounter took place at the end of a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. Smith's prepared comments and a recording of his testimony plus the questions put to Smith by committee members are available here.

Below is the exchange between Smith and Mica.