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Sam Graves Hosts Discussion on Local Challenges for Rebuilding National Infrastructure

Apr 5, 2017
Press Release
Leads Panel Examining Implementation Federal Highway Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves this morning led a hearing focused on local-level implementation of the FAST Act. Graves heard from representatives of local and state level entities responsible for completing infrastructure programs on some of this country’s most critical transportation arteries.

Rep. Graves is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee directing Highway and Transit policy. Asked to testify at his hearing this morning were Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Kasim Reed; President of the Dallas, Texas Area Rapid Transit system Gary Thomas; and Michael Patterson, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

“I was glad today to continue the discussion on implementation of the federal Highway Bill with those who understand these issues best,” Rep. Graves said. “But more importantly, we must use this opportunity to examine how we can begin reinventing America’s infrastructure for the 21st century. I was encouraged to see our witnesses highlight the importance of new, innovative funding models for our transportation systems, and I look forward to continue pursuing these solutions going forward.”

 

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