U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nominations hearing at 10:00 a.m. on October 31, 2017, to consider four transportation nominations.
- The Honorable Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors
- Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Research and - Technology
- Mr. Bruce Landsberg, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board
- Mr. Raymond Martinez, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.
Mr. Bruce Landsberg
I appreciate all of you expressing a willingness to serve in these critical transportation positions.
Infrastructure investment and safety are two top priorities that are critical for my state of Florida and for communities around the country.
The infrastructure needs are great and they continue to grow.
Whether it’s increasing investment in our highway and transit systems or restoring rail service along the Gulf Coast.
These investments mean real jobs and real improvements for our communities.
We also need to make sure our transportation systems are safe.
That means that we’re doing everything possible to improve safety in our skies and on our highways and railways.
I look forward to hearing from our witnesses today.
Witness Panel 1
The Honorable Leon A. Westmoreland
Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Mr Bruce Landsberg
Mr. Raymond Martinez