Trumka, Donohue continue push for investment in development Wed. on the Hill.
MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS TO DISCUSS EXPANDING INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION FINANCING TOOLS IN THE NEXT TRANSPORTATION BILL
America Fast Forward Initiative Calls for TIFIA Expansion to Create Nearly One Million Jobs Nationwide
WASHINGTON, DC – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Arizona, will host a press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill to discuss expanding innovative transportation financing tools on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building – Room 406, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Mayors Villaraigosa and Smith will discuss America Fast Forward, a national jobs and transportation plan that will improve the way transportation projects are financed so that cities and states can access and disseminate capital directly to projects, creating a faster and more efficient system. The plan could create nearly one million jobs, produce $158 billion in economic output, and generate $51 billion in worker income.
America Fast Forward has the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, and more than 100 Mayors – Republican and Democrat – from around the country.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, California
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R, FL-7)
Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO
Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Arizona
News conference to discuss expanding innovative transportation financing tools.
Dirksen Senate Office Building – Room 406
Wednesday, March 30, 2011