WASHINGTON, D.C. – RealEstateRama – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Assessing the Transportation Needs of Tribes, Federal Land Management Agencies, and U.S. Territories,” on Thursday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the current state of transportation infrastructure on tribal, federal, and U.S. territorial lands and related policy issues for consideration in surface transportation reauthorization.
Norton says there is a strong need for infrastructure investment in communities across our country, but too often, our national parks, tribal lands, and U.S. territories are not part of that conversation.
“While Congress created funding programs to ensure that highways, roads, bridges, trails and transit systems in our national parks and federal lands are well kept, they are now chronically underfunded,” Norton said. “I believe our subcommittee hearing is the first in many years to focus on the mounting transportation maintenance backlog in our national parks, including backlogs that impact the District’s many local parks. At this hearing, we will discuss why it is essential to make sure these tribal, federal, and territorial lands are properly funded.”
WHAT: Congresswoman Norton Hosts Highways and Transit Subcommittee Hearing on Infrastructure Needs in Tribal, Federal, and U.S. Territory Lands
WHEN: Thursday, February 6th at 10:00 AM
WHERE: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC