Senate Democrats

Reid Names Skancke to Transportation Commission

President/CEO of The Skancke Company appointed to commission

Washington, D.C. – Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has appointed Tom R. Skancke of Las Vegas and Reno to serve on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. Skancke, who is the founder of The Skancke Company, has worked on over $1 billion in transportation funding and construction projects throughout the West.

“Tom is a well-respected leader in transportation construction and financing and will give Nevada a strong voice on the Commission. Tom’s experience will ensure that the problems and needs of rapidly urbanizing states, like Nevada, will be heard as the Commission performs its important work.”

The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, created in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act; A Legacy for Users, will study the needs of the surface transportation system, the resources of the trust fund, long-term alternatives to replace or augment the Highway Trust Fund as a revenue source, and whether current revenues and projected revenues are enough to meet future transportation demands . The Commission will submit its report to Congress on these and related topics by July 1, 2007.

The Commission has 12 members. As Senate Democratic Leader, Reid was able to make two appointments. Commissioners will serve until its report to Congress is submitted. Skancke will begin his job as soon as all the remaining Commission appointments have been made by the President and other Congressional leaders.