House Transportation Chairman Pledges Big Bucks for NYC

The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Representative Jim Oberstar of Minnesota, today pledged his support to bring in substantial federal dollars for major transit projects in the New York City area when Congress takes up a major national transportation bill next year.

Speaking at a luncheon of the Business Council of New York State and the New York Building Congress, Mr. Oberstar said he wants New York to be seen as a national model for the virtues of transportation investment.

"We need to have a grander vision, a greater sense of investment in urban America," Mr.  read more »

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