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House Policymakers to Debate Infrastructure Costs Feb. 7

House Policymakers to Debate Infrastructure Costs Feb. 7

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2019 1:00 PM, EST

Transportation authorizers in the U.S. House of Representatives have scheduled a hearing on Feb. 7 to kick off debate on an infrastructure policy measure that would address big-picture concerns across the freight and commuter sectors.

The new chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure panel, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), has indicated the hearing would examine costs associated with inaction on rebuilding efforts.

“When I took over as chairman … I promised that I would work to build bipartisan agreement for commonsense solutions to address the major issues facing our aging, 20th century infrastructure. It is only fitting that the first full committee hearing will examine the current state of our roads, bridges, transit systems, ports and airports, and what will happen if we do not immediately begin to address the massive backlog of critical needs.” DeFazio said.... FULL ARTICLE

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