Hearings: Freight Rail Transportation: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Commerce
Jan 28 2015 10:00 AM
Senate Russell Office Building – 253
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene a full committee hearing, “Freight Rail Transportation: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Commerce” on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. The hearing will focus on challenges facing our nation’s freight rail network created by higher demand, rules and regulations, and infrastructure needs.M “From agriculture to energy production and finished goods, freight rail is a critical lifeline for our economy that also directly employs more than 180,000 Americans,” said Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on announcing the hearing. “This hearing will offer Senators an update on challenges facing the industry from railroads and those who depend on them.” Hearing Details: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Full Committee Hearing entitled: “Freight Rail Transportation: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Commerce” 10:00 a.m. in room SR-253 For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery: • Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265 • Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421 • Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548 • Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241 Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.