The Department of Transportation would undergo major program restructuring under the next surface transportation authorization.
Program Changes Focused on Performance Key to Oberstar Plan for Transportation Bill
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The Department of Transportation would undergo major program restructuring under the next surface transportation authorization, according to a handwritten outline of the bill being circulated by House Transportation Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.).
The two-page outline obtained by BNA offers a glimpse of Oberstar’s vision for what he has repeatedly called a “transformational” authorization proposal that is expected to be unveiled in late May or early June.
Without referring to the outline, Oberstar said that he has received positive feedback to his authorization proposals. The Democratic caucus is “enthusiastic about the approach that I’ve taken in restructuring the programs” he told BNA May 7.
Because Congress is scheduled to be in recess the last week of June, Oberstar said he would like a committee markup the first week of June, with floor consideration the following week.