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Taskforce on Transportation

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Location: Flores 1 & 2

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.


Transportation Task Force Welcome

Hon. Gladys Brown, Pennsylvania

Hon. Ann Rendahl, Washington

3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Town Hall on Transportation Issues

In the enabling Charter for the NARUC Transportation Task Force, the Motor Carrier Section was charged with “compiling best state practices to modify common carrier laws in light of new business models and a trend toward competitive entry.”  To fulfill this mission, the Task Force sought input from NARUC members on the common issues that arise when regulating Transportation Network Companies (TNC).  Over the past several months, the Task Force has gathered information from NARUC members about how individual states regulate TNC service, including the issues and best practices that have emerged. Now that the Task Force has a comprehensive summary of state regulators’ perspectives on these issues, we are seeking industry and stakeholder input on the same topics, which include jurisdictional issues, driver safety, vehicle safety, insurance, and rates.

Curtis Scott, Senior Legal Director, Regulatory & Insurance, Uber

Michael Farren, Economist, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Rachelle Celebrezze, Senior Policy Advisor, Lyft

John Clarke, James River Insurance Co.

3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answers
4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Break
4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Town Hall on Rail Issues

The NARUC Executive Committee established the Transportation Task Force to, in part, address the recent increases in the transportation of crude oil by railroad companies and the concerns of NARUC members and state railroad programs about railroad safety. The Working Group on Railroad Safety was formed to consider generating a document compiling information on state and federal authority over railroad safety, the transportation of crude oil, and the recent developments at the state and federal level in those areas. Over the past several months, the Working Group coordinated meetings, education sessions and requested focused industry feedback to inform the drafting of its Report on Railroad Safety. The Working Group has prepared a draft of issues, challenges, best practices and authorities related to the regulation of railroad safety, and is seeking input from interested stakeholders and member states on additional issues that should be addressed and ways to make the Report more useful as a tool for states.

Hon. Ann Rendahl, Washington

Railroad Working Group Staff TBA

4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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