U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 23, 2000
Contact: David Longo
U.S. Department of
Transportation Announces Public Meeting on Commercial Drivers License in
The U.S. Department of
Transportation today announced that it will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
June 6, in Rosemont, Ill., on the commercial driver's license (CDL) program in
The meeting is part of a
review of the Illinois CDL program by a panel of transportation experts, created
in response to Illinois Governor George Ryan's request to U.S. Transportation
Secretary Rodney E. Slater for assistance in conducting a review of the state's
CDL and driver safety programs. Members of the panel were in Chicago May 3-4.
At the meeting, the
Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expects to hear
public concerns about the state's CDL program, issue practices for CDLs, driver
testing (including third party testing), and literacy and translation
The meeting will run from
9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with a break from noon to 1:30 p.m. It will be held at
the Ramada Plaza Hotel (O'Hare Airport), 6600 N. Mannheim Road in Rosemont.
Participants who wish to
make oral comments must preregister, and others are encouraged to preregister
for the meeting. Preregistration information must be provided by 4 p.m. EDT June
1, 2000. Participants can preregister by providing their name, address, phone
number, and home or business address by email to CDLMTG@fmcsa.dot.gov, fax to
708-283-3579, or telephone to (708)-283-3518.
Comments will be scheduled
on a first-come, first-served basis. Oral presentations will be limited to a
maximum of 10 minutes.
Written comments must be
provided by 4 p.m. on June 13, 2000, to the docket clerk, U.S. DOT Docket No.
FMCSA 2000-7365, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC
20590-0001. Internet users may access the docket from the FMSCA web site by
completing the url:
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