Bus

Rep. Mica named chairman of T&I Committee

Posted on December 8, 2010

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla) was confirmed by vote of the House Republican Conference to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 112th Congress.

Mica will be Florida's first full Transportation Committee Chairman in Congress. The Committee has broad jurisdiction over the nation's highways, aviation system, transit, rail transportation, pipelines, the Coast Guard, maritime transportation, water resources, economic development, public buildings and emergency management.

"We must begin immediately to address the significant needs and challenges facing our nation's infrastructure and create jobs," Mica said.

In the previous two congresses, Mica served as the Committee's Republican leader. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2006, he was the Chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee, during which time he authored the last multi-year FAA authorization to be signed into law. Mica has been a member of the Committee since his election to Congress in 1992.

"With limited resources, cutting red tape to complete stalled projects and better utilization of the federal government's assets are top priorities. Improving our infrastructure will ensure a strong backbone for our economy," said Mica.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Registration now open for relationship-building event, TBX 2019

Senior-level transit and paratransit employees who qualify will receive a full grant to attend that includes travel and education.

RIPTA leases 3 Proterra electric buses using VW funding

Represents one of the first deployments to use funding from the Volkswagen AG diesel-emissions settlement.

Alexander Dennis lands Berlin double-decker bus contract

The Enviro500 for Berlin will be approximately 45 feet long with three doors, two staircases, and 80 seats.

New Flyer signs electrification accord to accelerate U.S. tech adoption

Outlines how transportation electrification can be advanced to benefit utility customers and all forms of transportation.

MCI's Maitland discusses new J3500, innovation at BusCon 2018

The company's VP, marketing and product planning, tells METRO's James Blue about MCI's new coach, as well as its committment to innovation.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation