Climate Crisis Committee to Hold Hearing on Transportation Investments for Solving the Climate Crisis
WASHINGTON - The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing titled “Transportation Investments for Solving the Climate Crisis” on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The hearing will be broadcast live here.
This hearing will explore how investments in transportation infrastructure can curb harmful pollution, increase climate resilience, redress historical inequities, and increase community quality of life.
The committee will receive testimony from:
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation. Kelliher has served as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) since January 2019. She previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 12 years, including four years as Speaker. Prior to joining MnDOT, Commissioner Kelliher spent eight years as the president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, chaired the Governor’s Broadband Task Force, and was a member of the Minnesota State Board of Directors.
Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President, CALSTART. Van Amburg oversees all domestic and global work in advanced technologies for medium- and heavy-duty truck and off-road equipment at CALSTART, a national nonprofit focused on accelerating clean transportation. His teams operate projects such as incentive and demonstration programs in multiple states, including Illinois, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and California, as well as the High-efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) with the U.S. Army.
Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation for America. Osborne leads an alliance of elected, business, and civic leaders from across the country working to ensure that states and the federal government invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. She was previously at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), where she served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy managing the TIGER Discretionary Grant program, the Secretary’s livability initiative, and the development of the Administration’s surface transportation authorization proposal.
Robert Bryce, Visiting Fellow, The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. Bryce is a Texas-based author, journalist, podcaster, film producer, and public speaker. He spent 12 years as a reporter for the Austin Chronicle. From 2006 to 2010, he was the managing editor of the Houston-based Energy Tribune. From 2010 to September 2019, he was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
More information about the hearing, including a live webcast, will be available here.