Federal transportation hearing Monday in Beckley, WV

| 2/10/2011

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee makes its first stop Monday, Feb. 14, on a tour designed to generate interest for a new surface transportation authorization bill. OOIDA supports the passage of such a bill and is encouraging Association members to be involved in the public process.

The first in a series of T&I Committee field hearings begins at 8 a.m., Monday at the Theater at Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, in the home district of the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Nick Rahall.

“A long-term transportation bill will create jobs to put West Virginians back to work while growing our economy and ensuring safer and more efficient roads and bridges,” Rahall said in a statement. “I look forward to welcoming Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and members of the committee to southern West Virginia as the very first stop on this national tour.”

The hearing is free and open to the public.

The tour continues Feb. 16-25 at stops including Philadelphia; Scranton, PA; Rochester, NY; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis; Chicago; Vancouver, WA; Fresno, CA; Los Angeles; Oklahoma City; Jonesboro, AR; and Memphis, TN.