House Transportation Committee Conducts Field Hearing in Florida

On Monday March 14, House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) conducted the latest of a series of field hearings, this one in his home district in Central Florida, to discuss pending major transportation legislation. It was the only scheduled field hearing in Florida on the transportation bill. The hearing was focused on improving and reforming our nation's surface transportation programs.

Among those asked to testify were:

  • Geoffrey Yarema, Partner, Nossaman LLP
  • The Honorable Frank Bruno, County Chair, County of Volusia
  • Ananth Prasad, Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Bob Burleson, President, Florida Transportation Builders Association
  • Randy Whitfield, Staff Director, Palm Beach MPO
  • Richard P. Lawless, President and CEO, U.S.-Japan High-Speed Rail
  • Cheryl Stone, on behalf of the transportation disadvantaged community

Geoff's testimony, which you can read in full here, includes a list of planned U.S. highway projects with potential TIFIA funding. This list is a work in progress and we welcome your feedback with suggested corrections, additions and refinements in our comments section.

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Justin - April 5, 2011 8:21 AM

Transportation infrastructure is a fundamental element in our nation’s economy and American way of life. Young Americans are going to be particularly affected by decisions made today and their long term implications. The American High Speed Rail Alliance invites you to join our White House Young American Roundtable this April for a discussion on 21st Century transportation needs. For more information, please visit our facebook page at:

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