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Miami to host House high speed rail meeting

House Transportation Committee chair James Oberstar will get a firsthand look at Miami's traffic woes Monday when the House subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials hosts a field hearing on high speed rail.

The 2 p.m. hearing at Miami-Dade College's Wolfson campus is open to the public.

Attendees include Oberstar, D-Minn., the committee's top Republican Rep. John Mica, R-Orlando, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, chair of the Rail subcommittee and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, top Republican on the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee.

Witnesses include the chief of the Federal Railroad Administration; Florida's Transportation Secretary Stephanie C. Kopelousos and Joseph J. Giuletti, Tri-Rail's executive director.