Congressional Update: Pushing Through Transportation's Agenda

This article presents an interview with Minnesota Democratic Congressman Jim Oberstar, the chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as of 2007. Oberstar begins by discussing some problems with the federal system of disbursements for transit programs against the premise that federal investment has not increased according to the demands that are being placed on various systems nationwide. Much of this problem, Oberstar notes, is due to the weakening purchasing power of gas taxation due to inflation. Many topics are covered, including how a Democratic-controlled Congress will differ from previous efforts, fossil fuel consumption, funding guarantees for SAFETEA-LU, security in terms of terrorist threats, and Amtrak.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 22-24, 26
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2007 5:41PM