Mr. Kenison was appointed commissioner last year, after having served as assistant commissioner for five years. He is also one of the few people in his position who has an engineering background and has a total of 33 years of experience in the New Hampshire DOT something that elicited strong praise from highway user groups, as well as the engineering, design and construction communities.
During this reauthorization process, I think it is extremely important that we hear from our State government partners, particularly the individuals like Commissioner Kenison who are directly involved in implementing the Federal program. I want to hear about the successes as well as the failures and problem areas so we can better determine where improvements or refinements are needed.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and I look forward to hearing from our witnesses.