Hearing to Receive the Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission: Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, January 31, 2008 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the January 31, 2008 hearing, "A Hearing to Receive the Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission," held before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer: "On August 1st, 2007, the collapse of the I--35 West bridge in Minneapolis claimed the life of 13 and injured 145 people. This tragedy served as an urgent wake-up call that we can't neglect our Nation's crumbling infrastructure. The current highway, transit and highway safety programs of SAFETEA-LU [Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act - A Legacy for Users] expire at the end of 2009, as we all know. Today we begin our process of developing a new authorization for those programs. As we prepare for this new authorization, it is clear that continuing the current programs at their current funding levels is not sustainable and will not fix our Nation's crumbling infrastructure, will not meet the needs of our growing economy and will not adequately address growing congestion. With increased investment, we can improve goods movement, reduce congestion, improve air quality and quality of life and provide the necessary infrastructure to support our growing economy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara Boxer, James M. Inhofe, Johnny Isakson, Lamar Alexander, John Barrasso, Christopher Bond, George Voinovich, Larry Craig, Joseph Lieberman, Jack L. Schenendorf, Frank Busalacchi, Matthew K. Rose, Thomas R. Carper, and Tom Skancke.
S. Hrg. 110-1237; Senate Hearing 110-1237
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