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Norton to Chair Highways and Transit Hearing on Mass Transit Investments, Tuesday

Jul 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which Norton chairs, will hold a hearing tomorrow on the Federal Transit Administration’s implementation of the Capital Investment Grant program, which funds the construction and expansion of “fixed-guideway” transportation, including subways, light rail, streetcars, and bus rapid-transit programs.  Norton said this hearing is important for all Americans who use mass transit.  Norton’s district is in the midst of an overhaul of its subway system.

There are currently 54 projects in the Capital Investment Grant program pipeline.  Witnesses will include K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration; Bob Alger, President and CEO of the Lane Construction Corporation; Tom Gerend, Executive Director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority; and Pail Skoutelas, President and CEO of American Public Transportation Association.

“Jurisdictions across the country are relying on the federal government to make smart investments that support their local transit needs,” Norton said.  “This hearing will provide an excellent opportunity to support modernizing and expanding mass transportation.  As Americans continue to coalesce around major metropolitan areas, transportation systems are an essential tool to move goods and people.”

Media attending may RSVP to jack.miller@mail.house.gov.

WHAT: Congresswoman Norton chairs Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing

WHEN: Tuesday, July 16th at 10:00 AM

WHERE: 2167 Rayburn HOB, 45 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

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