Fischer Sets May 2 Nebraska Field Hearing on FAST Act Implementation

Subcommittee hearing: “Keeping Goods Moving in America’s Heartland”

April 25, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairman of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, will convene a subcommittee field hearing titled “Keeping Goods Moving in America’s Heartland" on Monday, May 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. MT/12:00 p.m. ET in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

The recently-enacted FAST Act included provisions to improve our nation’s infrastructure and establish a strategic national freight policy. The field hearing will focus on implementation of the FAST Act, the impact of freight transportation to rural economies, and ways to strengthen local and regional transportation networks.


·         Mr. Kyle Schneweis, Director, Nebraska Department of Roads
·         Mr. Don Overman, Chairman, Western Nebraska Regional Airport Authority Board
·         Ms. Deb Cottier, Executive Director, Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation
·         Mr. David Freeman, Senior Vice President of Transportation, BNSF Railway
·         Mr. Kevin Kelley, President, Kelley Bean Company
·         Mr. Brent Holliday, Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Transport Company

Hearing Details:

Monday, May 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. MT/12:00 p.m. ET.
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee Field Hearing
Plex Room, The Harms Advanced Technology Center
Western Nebraska Community College
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Witness testimony and opening statements will be available on