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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Suggestions due by April 13th for Surface Transportation Bill-Reauthorization

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Chairman John, J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)

Today we spoke to the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, one of the subcommittees within the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.   The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over our nation’s highway, transit and highway safety programs, as well as the policy that governs how highway and transit projects are planned, approved and constructed.

One of the Committee’s highest priorities in the 112th Congress is enacting a fiscally responsible long-term surface transportation law that includes funding and policy for the federal highway, transit and highway safety programs.

We had called to inquire about the new Transportation Bill and were told that we have until April 13th to offer our comments, suggestions, ideas and opinions for the new Highway Bill. Congressman John Mica, chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee is anxious to have a new bill and the committees are seeking input from everyone.

Highways and Transit Subcommittee John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN), Chairman
Peter A. DeFazio (OR), Ranking Member

This is our chance to contribute regarding areas of importance within the trucking industry, including Jason’s Law and the need for more truck parking – Highways and Transit.

Your suggestions need to be submitted by email, as there is no public website.  I was asked not to post the email address, however, if you would like to have it, please send us an email at and put in the subject line:  Highway Bill.

You can also call the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, ask for Geoffrey, and request the email address to submit your suggestions.  The phone number is: 202-225-6715.

Hearing Testimony

You can view the various subcommittees and Witness Testimonies which may affect our new Transportation Bill:

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