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Highways Subcommittee to Examine FAST Act Implementation from the Perspective of States and Local Entities

Washington, March 10, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington – The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress next Wednesday.  The Subcommittee will examine the implementation of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, with an emphasis on the perspectives of the states and local entities that have been integral to the legislation’s success, and who must put into practice the various policies set forth in the law. The Committee will hear from representatives of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and the National League of Cities (NLC).

The FAST Act was designed to improve our Nation’s infrastructure, reform federal surface transportation programs, refocus those programs on addressing national priorities, and encourage innovation to make the surface transportation system safer and more efficient. The FAST Act is an example of how Congress can work together to develop multi-year legislation to build a 21st century infrastructure. Input from stakeholders will be critical to monitor the implementation of the FAST Act and help inform the development of future infrastructure bills. 

This hearing of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, chaired by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), is entitled: “FAST Act Implementation: State and Local Perspectives.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.


  • Mr. John Schroer, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Transportation, on behalf of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Mr. Gary Thomas, President and Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC)

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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