Norton to Chair Highways and Transit Hearing on Transportation Innovations, Wednesday

Oct 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, said the subcommittee will hold a hearing on the future of transportation network companies tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th, at 10:00 a.m. in Rayburn 2167.  This hearing is an important opportunity to hear from experts and transportation network companies on burgeoning transportation services that provide ride-sharing, bikes, and scooters, and the challenges they face.

“As state and local governments struggle to integrate new modes of transportation into their networks, Congress must take an active role ensuring safety and accountability for the needs of the traveling public,” Norton said.  “These innovations also raise new questions on best practices, convenience, congestion, accessibility, labor practices, and appropriate oversight and regulation to ensure these companies compete and grow.  This hearing will be a much-needed opportunity to air all these issues as we continue to work on a new reauthorization of the surface transportation bill.”

WHAT: Congresswoman Norton chairs Highways and Transit subcommittee hearing on transportation network companies

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Rayburn HOB (Room 2167), 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC