Oberstar to Release Transportation Outline Wednesday
Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee, will release a "white paper" on his plans for
the upcoming federal reauthorization bill in a press conference on
It’s important to note that the paper will serve
as an outline — legislative language is expected to emerge later.
(Streetsblog Capitol Hill’s bet is still on the final days before the July Fourth recess.)
Here’s how Oberstar’s office put it in an official release:
The authorization bill is currently being
drafted and will replace the current authorization, SAFETEA-LU, which
is due to expire on September 30. Oberstar has promised that the
new authorization will transform the way the federal government invests
highway, safety, and transit funds.