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House panel to begin hearings on new transportation bill

The current transportation bill, MAP-21, expires at the end of September. (The Trucker: APRILLE HANSON)

The Trucker News Services

1/8/2014

WASHINGTON — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., on Tuesday will hold the first hearing in the committee’s efforts to develop new legislation to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs.

The federal programs were last authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which was signed into law in July 2012 and expires at the end of September.

The hearing of the full committee, entitled “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will include:

• Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, on behalf of the National Governors Association

• Stuart Levenick, group president, Caterpillar Inc.

• Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and

• Lawrence Hanley, international President, Amalgamated Transit Union.

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and the live webcast, will be posted on http://transportation.house.gov/ as it becomes available.

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