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Hearings and Publications

Hearings and Publications

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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

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Constructing a Green Transportation Policy: Transit Modes and Infrastructure

Select Committee Hearing on Green Transportation Policies

With global warming, clean energy and job-creating infrastructure projects high on the agenda for Congress and the Obama administration, and our nation’s primary transportation bill up for Congressional reauthorization, green transportation measures are gaining increasing attention. America’s transportation sector is responsible for approximately one-third of our country’s heat-trapping carbon emissions.

With these political and environmental factors as a backdrop, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Vice Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing on how various transit modes and the methodology and materials to build our transportation system can reduce global warming and cut our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing titled, “Constructing a Green Transportation Policy: Transit Modes and Infrastructure.”

WHEN: Thursday March 19, 2009, at 9:30 AM

WHERE: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

OPENING STATEMENTChairman Edward J. Markey 

Panel One:
Peter Varga, CEO, Interurban Transit Partnership, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Andy Clark, Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists
Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County, Virginia Board Member
Mr. John Boesel, President and CEO, CalStart

Panel Two:
Don Weaver, Association of General Contractors Highway Division Chairman
Erika Guerra, Holcim (US) Inc.
Domenic G. Ruccolo, Senior Vice President, Construction and Forestry Division, John Deere

Click here for full hearing transcript.


Full video archive of hearing.


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