Put Your Listening Cap On, Committee Members
As promised, the Transportation Committee (the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, to be precise) has sent the tentative witness list for its two-day hearing that purports to “Focus on Surface Transportation Bill and Streamlining Programs, Cutting Red Tape & Creating Jobs.”
At the top of the list are William Millar of the American Public Transportation Association, Larry Hanley of the Amalgamated Transit Union, and Dale Marsico of the Community Transportation Association of America. For a committee that listened to an awful lot of highway interests at its field hearings around the country, this is a great sign that they’re bringing in a greater diversity of voices (and modes).
Sure, the truckers and state DOTs and the American Highway Users Alliance and the Tea Party are all represented too. But it’ll be great to see John Robert Smith of Reconnecting America, Peter Pantuso of the American Bus Association, John Burke of Trek Bicycle and Bikes Belong, and Deron Lovaas of NRDC talking some sense about transportation policy in there.
The links to the two days’ lists of witnesses are above but you have to click on each name to show the affiliation, so for ease of scanning, the full list is after the jump.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Mr. William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
Mr. Larry Hanley, International President, Amalgamated Transit Union
Mr. Dale J. Marsico, CCTM, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of America
Mr. Jon Martz, Vice President – Government Relations, VPSI, Inc.
On behalf of Association for Commuter Transportation
Mr. Robert McBride, Operator, Metro Taxi, Denver, CO
On behalf of Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association
Ms. Jennifer Dexter, Assistant Vice President – Government Relations, Easter Seals
Ms. Barbara Windsor, President and CEO, Hahn Transportation, Inc.
On behalf of American Trucking Associations
Mr. Kristopher Kane, Truck Driver, Quality Carriers
On behalf of Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
Mr. LaMont Byrd, Director, Safety and Health Department, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Mr. Dave Leach, President and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Mr. Peter Pantuso, President and CEO, American Bus Association
Captain Steve Dowling, California Highway Patrol
On behalf of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Mr. Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., Director, Maryland Highway Safety Office
On behalf of Governors Highway Safety Association
Ms. Judith Lee Stone, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Ms. Jan Withers, Member, National Board of Directors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mr. Robert LeTourneau, New Hampshire Motorcycle Education Specialist
On behalf of Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Mr. Mortimer L. Downey, III, Senior Advisor, Parsons Brinckerhoff
On behalf of Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors
Mr. Kurt Nagle, CEO and President, American Association of Port Authorities
Mr. Wayne Johnson, Manager, Carrier Relations, Owens Corning
On behalf of National Industrial Transportation League
Ms. Lisa Mullings, President and CEO, National Association of Truck Stop Operators
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Mr. John Njord, P.E., Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation
Congressman Sherwood Boehlert, National Transportation Policy Project Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center
Mr. Timothy Ware, Executive Director, Mid-East Commission, Washington, NC
On behalf of National Association of Development Organizations
Mr. Ashby Johnson, AICP, Deputy MPO Director, Houston Galveston Regional Council
On behalf of Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Mr. Frank McCartney, Executive Director, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
On behalf of International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
Mr. Bryan Grote, Co-Founder, Mercator Advisors, LLC and Member, National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission
Dr. Adrian Moore, Vice President, Reason Foundation and Member, National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission
Mr. John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America
Ms. Sharon Calvert, Co-Founder, Florida Alliance
Mr. Raymond Poupore, Executive Vice President, National Construction Alliance II
Mr. Greg Cohen, President and CEO, American Highway Users Alliance
Mr. Paul Diederich, President, Industrial Builders
On behalf of Associated General Contractors
Mr. Bill Cox, President, Corman Construction, Inc.
On behalf of American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Mr. Joe Jeffrey, President, Road-Tech Safety Services, Inc.
On behalf of American Traffic Safety Services Association
Mr. David R. Thomey, Executive Vice President, Maryland Materials Inc.
On behalf of National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
Mr. Scott Belcher, President, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Mr. Gerald Stump, Chief Operating Officer, Wilbur Smith Associates
On behalf of American Council of Engineering Companies
Ms. Kathy J. Caldwell, P.E., President, American Society of Engineers
Mr. John Burke, CEO, Trek Bicycle Corporation
On behalf of Bikes Belong
Mr. Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, .Natural Resources Defense Council