Getting the Goods: What the U.S. Economy Gets from a More Efficient Freight Network

Third Way hosted a panel event to discuss the important connection between the quality of the national freight network and America's potential economic growth. Our featured guest was Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and one of a handful of legislators overseeing the development of a multi-year surface transportation authorization—often referred to as the “Highway Bill". The conversation focused on ways that this bill could be used to improve the movement of goods into, out of, and throughout the United States, as well as the positive impact these enhancements would have on domestic manufacturing, trade, job creation, and consumer costs.


  • Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-DE)
  • Dennis Berard, Senior Director of Transportation, CVS/Caremark
  • Robyn Boerstling, Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, National Association of Manufacturers
  • John Drake, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Donald Itzkoff, Executive Counsel for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Transportation
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Senior Policy Advisor, Third Way

This event was open to the press. It was organized to meet the requirements for a widely attended event as set forth in the Congressional ethics rules.

Event Details



September 10, 2014

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-201

First St SE

Washington, D.C. - 20515


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