Joint U.S. House, Senate holding field hearing: ‘Improving and Reforming our Nation’s Surface Transportation Programs’

|  February 23, 2011 |

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will conduct a field hearing in Oklahoma City on Feb. 24 on pending major surface transportation legislation.

Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and other members of the Committee will join committee member James Lankford (R-Okla.) in Oklahoma City for a hearing with state and local officials and transportation stakeholders.

The hearing is one of a series of nationwide meetings the Committee is conducting to help inform the development of a long-term, job-creating reauthorization of the nation’s highway, transit, and highway safety programs.

The Committee will seek input on how to consolidate and improve the performance of programs, cut government red tape, and streamline the project delivery process, increase private sector investment in the nation’s infrastructure, identify creative financing alternatives, and other ideas for writing the legislation.

The previous multi-year surface transportation law (SAFETEA- LU) expired in September 2009.

WHO: U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), chairman, U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.),

Other Members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

WHAT: Congressional Field Hearing: “Improving and Reforming our Nation’s Surface Transportation Programs”

WHEN: 9 a.m. CST; Thursday, February 24, 2011

WHERE:Oklahoma City Community College, College Union Rooms 1 and 2

7777 South May Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73159

WITNESSES:

•Mary Fallin, governor, State of Oklahoma

•Gary Ridley, secretary, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

•Neal McCaleb, president, Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation (TRUST)

•Jim Duit, president, Duit Construction

•Jerry Hietpas, president, Action Safety

•Larry Lemon, president, Haskell Lemon Construction

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