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House panel sets hearing on MAP-21, new road bill

President Barack Obama said Feb. 26 he will ask Congress for $302 billion to update aging roads and railways. (The Trucker file photo)

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3/7/2014

WASHINGTON — House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., will hold a hearing Wednesday to examine the Department of Transportation’s implementation of MAP-21, and the DOT’s surface transportation priorities in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

The hearing, entitled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Implementation of MAP-21 and Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Surface Transportation,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses scheduled to appear include:

  Peter M. Rogoff, acting DOT Under Secretary for Policy.

  Greg Nadeau, acting administrator of the Federal Highway Administration

  Therese McMillan, acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration

  Anne S. Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

  David Friedman, acting administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

MAP-21 is set to expire at the end of the federal government’s fiscal year Sept. 30.

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., chairman of the House Highways and Infrastructure Committee, has said he wants to have a new surface transportation bill in place at the beginning of the fiscal year.

President Barack Obama said Feb. 26 he will ask Congress for $302 billion to update aging roads and railways, arguing that the taxpayer investment is a worthy one that will pay dividends by attracting businesses and helping put people to work.

The White House says 700,000 jobs could be at risk unless Congress renews comes up with a new bill.

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