Climate Change Impacts on the Transportation Sector

June 24, 2008

253 SR

The hearing will examine climate change research, mitigation, and adaptation efforts in the transportation sector, including both surface transportation and aviation. Witnesses will focus on the projected increases in freight and passenger traffic in each mode of transportation, the contributions of the transportation sector to address climate change, and the potential impacts of climate change on the nation's transportation infrastructure.

 In addition, the witnesses are expected to address the status of ongoing research initiatives, challenges to further development of public and private climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, and the role of technology in such research initiatives and mitigation and adaptation strategies.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye

  • Frank R. Lautenberg


Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2