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Hearing to Focus on Improving Federal Surface Transportation Safety Grant Programs

Washington, DC, Jan 23 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – A hearing of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), on Tuesday will examine federal surface transportation safety grant programs and what changes may need to be made in order to continue reducing fatalities and crashes on the Nation’s transportation infrastructure.

The federal surface transportation safety grant programs provide states with funding intended specifically for reducing fatalities and crashes on the surface transportation system.  As Congress begins work on reauthorizing the federal-aid surface transportation programs, one area of focus will be building upon the gains made in the safety of America’s transportation infrastructure and the traveling public.

The hearing, entitled “Improving the Effectiveness of the Federal Surface Transportation Safety Grant Programs,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Witness list:

  • The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Mr. Douglas B. Danko, Chairman, American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • Sgt. Thomas Fuller, New York State Police; on behalf of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
  • Mr. Kendall Poole, Director, Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office; on behalf of the Governors Highway Safety Association
  • Dr. Peter Sweatman, Director, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, on behalf of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America
  • More information about the hearing, including written testimony, additional background information, and link to a live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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