Examining Workforce Development and Job Creation in Surface Transportation Construction

Subcommittee: Highways and Transit Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Time: 02:00 PM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and Virtually


The purpose of this hearing is for Members of the subcommittee to learn about the current state of the surface transportation construction workforce, how recent investments in American infrastructure will increase the need for a skilled construction workforce, and how current programs and initiatives can provide pathways into the construction sector.


  1. Shoshana Lew
    Executive Director
    Colorado Department of Transportation
  2. Tunya Smith
    Director of the Office of Civil Rights
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
  3. Brent Booker
    North America's Building Trades Unions
  4. Kari J. Karst
    BX Civil & Construction On behalf of the Associated General Contractors of America
  5. Kelly Kupcak
    Executive Director
    Oregon Tradeswomen On behalf of the National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues
  6. April Rai
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials