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Oberstar Will Outline Transportation Bill

Congressman Jim Oberstar, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will release a white paper this week to outline plans for the new surface transportation authorization bill.

The news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m (10:00 a.m. Central). The event will be held in Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The news conference will also be webcast live on the Committee’s website .

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.

Congressman Oberstar is a member of the Congressional Bike Caucus.