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Dec 8, 2015 Press Release

The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, five-year legislation to improve America’s roads, bridges, public transit, and rail transportation systems and reform federal surface transportation programs.

Dec 1, 2015 Press Release

The leaders of the House and Senate lead committees working to reach a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on surface transportation legislation released a joint statement today on the Conference Report for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

The following members have been named conferees on the multi-year surface transportation bill overwhelmingly approved by the House today.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Following three days of debate, during which over 100 amendments were considered, the U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan, multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs.

Oct 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pressed the U.S.

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Legislation extends deadline for PTC and sets a date certain for full implementation

Sep 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will host a roundtable policy discussion tomorrow, September 22, entitled “Earthquake Early Warning in the Pacific Northwest: Preparing for the Big One.” The roundtable will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the HEDCO Ed

Sep 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that most U.S. railroads will fail to meet the December 31, 2015 deadline to implement critical, life-saving Positive Train Control (PTC) technology.

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to fund an earthquake early warning system that could save lives, reduce injuries, and mitigate infrastructure damage from the devastating effects of a major quake off the Oregon Coast. 

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