Intermodal and Interdependent: The FAST Act, the Economy, and Our Nation’s Transportation System

July 12, 2016

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “Intermodal and Interdependent: The FAST Act, the Economy, and Our Nation’s Transportation System” on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
 
The hearing will explore stakeholder perspectives on implementation of the recently-enacted FAST Act and its role in improving our nation’s infrastructure, increasing safety, and enhancing economic growth. The hearing will also cover emerging economic and policy opportunities and challenges for transportation providers, shippers, planners, and state officials.

Witnesses:
 
•    Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Southern Railway Company
•    Major Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police; President, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
•    Mr. David Eggermann, Supply Chain Manager, BASF
•    Mr. Stephen J. Gardner, Executive Vice President and Chief of NEC Business Development, Amtrak

Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
2:30 p.m. ET
Subcommittee Hearing
Senate Russell Building 253
 
Witness testimony, opening statements, and a livestream will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Senator Deb Fischer

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kansas City Southern Railway Company
  • Major Jay Thompson

    Arkansas Highway Police; President
    Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
  • Mr. David Eggermann

    Supply Chain Manager
    BASF
    Eggerman.pdf (257.56 KB)
  • Mr. Stephen J. Gardner

    Executive Vice President and Chief of NEC Business
    Amtrak
    Gardner.pdf (85.64 KB)