CVSA Provides Testimony at U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing

CVSA President Maj. Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police provided testimony on behalf of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security on July 12, 2016.

The subcommittee hearing, led by Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), was titled “Intermodal and Interdependent: The FAST Act, the Economy, and Our Nation’s Transportation System” and explored stakeholder perspectives on implementation of the FAST Act and its role in improving the nation’s infrastructure, increasing safety and enhancing economic growth. The hearing also covered emerging economic and policy opportunities and challenges for transportation providers, shippers, planners and state officials.

CVSA President Maj. Jay Thompson provided testimony on CVSA’s perspective on implementation of the FAST Act to date, as well as future challenges. View CVSA’s testimony in full.

Other witnesses who provided testimony at the hearing included:

  • Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Southern Railway Company
  • David Eggermann, Supply Chain Manager, BASF
  • Stephen J. Gardner, Executive Vice President and Chief of NEC Business Development, Amtrak

To view all witness testimonies, opening statements and video, visit the subcommittee website.