US Congressional Leaders

>Senator Rob Portman statement 2012 12 12

    2012 02 29 Highway Funding Freedom

“Ohio’s gas taxes should not be watered down by the costs of federal mandates, regulations and bureaucracy.  Rather, states should have the freedom to use the revenue collected from highway users within their own state in the way they see fit. With the economy still struggling, we need to provide states with the ability to quickly and innovatively implement their transportation priorities.”

>Senator Sherrod Brown statement 2012 12 12

worked to insert Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) program in the Highway bill.

statement 2011 08 09

>Senator Rand Paul

Press releases during 2011 September (variously) refer to

Emergency Safety Transportation Fund Act of 2011

apparently not surviving November Senate vote.

>Senator Mitch McConnell  --  our response to myopia

Web-site Issues evidence no interest in transportation / infrastructure

>Rep Thomas Massie

2013 03 06  Assumes Chair of Transportation / Infrastructure

Just a video featuring Amtrack spokesman for NorthEast Corridor

>Rep Steve Chabot

Web-site Issues evidence no interest in transportation / infrastructure

2012 02 21 Cincinnati USA Transporation reported by Dan Monk:

Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray said it would be helpful if Kentucky passed new legislation enabling tolls as a funding option for the Brent Spence. But after the meeting, he said it might be possible to build the bridge without tolls.

>Rep Brad Wenstrup

Web-site Issues includes Transportation - only inviting eMail.  But site search on "bridge" is nil.