John Thune

Government, Safety

Senate Panel Schedules Hearing With FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez

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President Donald Trump’s choice for the top job at the federal trucking regulatory agency will tell senators Oct. 31 why they should confirm him.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Government, Safety

Ray Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA Post

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Ray Martinez, nominated for the top post at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, received a strong endorsement from Sen. John Thune, a key policymaker for the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

No Names for FMCSA Top Post Nominee, Sen. Thune Says

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WASHINGTON — The Senate Commerce Committee’s approval on Aug. 2 of Steven Bradbury’s nomination for general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation was a step forward in staffing up Secretary Elaine Chao’s leadership team.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Introduce Latest STB Reauthorization Bid

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Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) have introduced the latest legislative effort to make changes in the powers and structure of the Surface Transportation Board.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2015
Government, Business, Technology

Senators Seek Permitting Reforms For Rail Projects

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Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) have introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which they said would streamline the environmental permitting process for rail projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2015
Government

Thune Wants Tax Overhaul to Fund Highway System

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the chamber’s third-ranking Republican, said a tax overhaul could solve the short- and long-term funding woes facing the federal transportation system.

March 2, 2015