House subcommittee to examine transportation worker security
Feb 12, 2002 12:00 PM
A House Subcommittee on Wednesday, February 13, will examine new ways to implement a nationwide security system which requires transportation workers to hold secure identity cards, according to House information. Witnesses expected to participate in the hearing include representatives from the American Trucking Associations, Department of Transportation, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, and National Association of Waterfront Employers.
The meeting follows a request by the bipartisan leadership of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to the Secretary of Transportation that he establish the Credentialing Direct Action Group. This group of administration officials is considering the possible establishment of a national transportation worker identification card to be used throughout the United States. With the increasing use of access controls in sensitive transportation facilities, many transportation workers are being forced to carry multiple types of identification cards.
The Wednesday hearing by the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation is scheduled to begin at 2 pm at 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. A live audio broadcast of the hearing will be available at the Committee’s website: www.house.gov/transportation.