Representative Denham Announces Transportation & Infrastructure Listening Session In Fresno, CA

Feb 14, 2011 Issues: Transportation

Washington, DC – Rep. Jeff Denham, Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, is excited to formally announce a listening session with Rep. John Mica, Chair of the Transportation & Infrastructure committee in Fresno, CA on February 22, 2011.

The listening session will be part of a tour Rep. Mica is participating in across the country. The members will listen to the ideas and concerns of Central Valley residents to help write a long-term, fiscally responsible surface transportation reauthorization bill. Rep. Denham and Rep. Mica will discuss doing more with less, streamlining government, getting the private sector more involved with public works and public-private partnerships.

“This listening session is an opportunity for us to hear the concerns and ideas first hand from Valley leaders, business owners and residents.” Rep. Denham said.

The public is invited to hear the discussion and should RSVP to the Fresno District office at (559) 449-2490. Witnesses will raise questions and discuss topics involving: how to improve transportation program performance, consolidate programs, cut red tape, speed up the project delivery process, how to better utilize private sector resources in building our infrastructure, find creative ways to responsibly finance projects, and any other issues of concern.

More specific information regarding the hearing will be available next week.