Bringing Our Transit Infrastructure to a State of Good Repair, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, May 22, 2014 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is from the May 22, 2014 hearing, "Bringing our Transit Infrastructure to a State of Good Repair," before the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. From the testimony of Dorval Carter: "It is absolutely essential for our nation to invest in safe, modern, reliable, efficient and affordable public transportation networks that tens of millions of Americans increasingly depend on every day to reach jobs and job training, education, health care and other opportunities. [...] On the preservation side of this ledger, we have clearly documented an urgent need to address a transit maintenance and replacement backlog that stands conservatively at $86 billion (in 2010 dollars)--10 percent higher since the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) last reported in March 2012 (using 2008 data). [...] While transit remains one of the safest ways to travel, the nation's aging transit infrastructure carries hidden costs that we cannot and should not ignore." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dorval Carter, Jr., Joseph M. Casey, Beverly A. Scott, and Gary C. Thomas.
S. Hrg. 113-468; Senate Hearing 113-468
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