Bus Safety, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, September 18, 2008 [open pdf - 399KB]
This is the September 18, 2008 hearing on "Bus Safety," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. From the opening statement of Frank R. Lautenberg: "The hearing will come to order, and I welcome everyone here to today's discussion on the safety of our nation's buses and the passengers who ride in them. This is a hearing of the Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee. Our goal is to examine the current laws and safety practices that govern motorcoaches, known as the 'over-the-road' buses, and how we can improve them. Buses play a critical role in our nation's transportation network. They connect cities and communities that are often without access to trains or commercial airlines. They take school sports teams to games, tourist groups sightseeing all over our Nation and help evacuate populations being threatened by hurricanes or other natural disasters. And we saw just this last week during Hurricane Ike when buses were shuttling evacuees to safety." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank R. Lautenberg, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, John Betts, Sherrod Brown, Stephen Forman, Jacqueline S. Gillan, John Hill, David Kelly, Peter J. Pantuso, Mark V. Rosenker, Peter T. Dishart, Yen-Chi Le, Barry A. Mesley, and Lynn Mesley.
S. Hrg. 110-1219; Senate Hearing 110-1219
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