Commerce Committee Announces Witnesses for Bus Safety Hearing

September 16, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the witnesses for the upcoming Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on Bus Safety, scheduled for September 18, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. The full witness list is below.

The hearing will review the safety of over-the-road buses and the effectiveness of current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations governing bus safety in preparation for the reauthorization of the Federal motor carrier safety programs during the next Congress. The Subcommittee expects to receive testimony from Federal officials, safety advocates, the bus industry, and others.

Oversight Hearing on Bus Safety
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee
Date:  Thursday, September 18, 2008 
Time:  2:30 p.m.
Location:  Room 253, Russell Senate Office Building
Panel I
The Honorable Nick Lampson,
U.S. Representative, Texas
The Honorable Ted Poe, U.S. Representative, Texas
Panel II
The Honorable John Hill
, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Honorable Mark Rosenker, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
The Honorable David Kelly, Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Panel III
Mr. Peter J. Pantuso, President and CEO, American Bus Association
Ms. Jacqueline S. Gillan, Vice President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Mr. Stephen Forman, West Brook Bus Crash Families
Mr. John Betts, Bryan, Ohio