House GOP unveils 5-year, $260B transportation bill:

01/31/2012 | · Hill, The · Journal of Commerce, The

A five-year, $260 billion surface transportation plan was introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders. The measure would delegate more power to states to set priorities for projects, consolidate or eliminate about 70 federal highway programs and encourage public-private partnerships for new construction. The proposal could be the “most important legislation to put Americans back to work,” said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the committee's chairman.

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