Assessing the Security of Our Critical Transportation Infrastructure

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, will convene a hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. on “Assessing the Security of Our Critical Transportation Infrastructure.”
The hearing will examine potential security vulnerabilities in the U.S. transportation system and efforts to guard against the threat of terrorism targeting surface transportation infrastructure. The hearing will also conduct oversight of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) surface transportation programs and its cooperation with other government agencies and private industry. In addition to TSA’s role in securing our nation’s airports, TSA serves as the lead federal agency for mass transit security, passenger and freight rail, and pipeline and highway hazardous materials transportation.
- The Honorable John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Chief Neil Trugman, Interim Chief of Police, Amtrak
- Mr. Chris Spear, President and CEO, American Trucking Association
- Mr. Tony Straquadine, Manager of Commercial and Government Affairs, Alliance Pipeline; Representative, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
- Mr. Tom Belfiore, Chief Security Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
* Witness list subject to change
Hearing Details:
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Hearing
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:30 p.m.
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available at

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  • Bill Nelson

Majority Statement

  • Senator Deb Fischer

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson