Keeping America Moving: Hearing to Review National Strategies for Efficient Freight Movement

June 10, 2008

253 SR

The hearing will focus on current and future challenges facing the efficient movement of freight throughout our nation’s transportation system, including in ports, on railroads, and by commercial motor vehicles. Witnesses will testify about the changing nature of freight transportation, the anticipated increase in freight volumes, and the infrastructure needs to support both.

They will also testify about new technological developments that could help improve the efficiency of freight transportation. Additionally, witnesses will focus on the specific issues affecting different regions, modes of transportation, and industries throughout the United States. Senator Lautenberg will preside.


Majority Statement

  • Frank R. Lautenberg


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Paul Brubaker

    Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    Brubaker Testimony (159.31 KB)
  • The Honorable Astrid C. Glynn

    New York State Department of Transportation
    Glynn Testimony (816.34 KB)
  • Mr. Edward Hamberger

    President and CEO
    Association of American Railroads
  • Mr. Richard M. Larrabee

    Port Commerce Director
    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Mr. Glenn Vanselow

    Executive Director
    Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
    Vanselow Testimony (434.37 KB)