Commerce Committee Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Improving Efficiency of Freight Movement

June 6, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the witnesses for a Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommittee hearing on Keeping America Moving: Hearing to Review National Strategies for Efficient Freight Movement. The full witness list is below.

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.

Keeping America Moving: Hearing to Review National Strategies for Efficient Freight Movement
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 
Time:  2:30 p.m.
Location:  Room 253, Russell Senate Office Building

The Honorable Paul Brubaker,
Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

The Honorable Astrid C. Glynn, Chair, American Association of Highway and Transportation, Officials Standing Committee on Rail Transportation, Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation

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