National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission

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About the Commission : Process & Schedule

Beginning in May 2006, the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission met regularly to hear about the challenges facing America’s surface transportation network. Commissioners heard testimony from national transportation advocates, policymakers, industry, labor, and from the general public.

Commissioners held ten field hearings around the country to learn about regional issues and dynamics that affect America’s transportation system. Field hearings were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Portland, and Washington, D.C.

The Commission also authorized the creation of a 77-member Blue Ribbon Panel of Transportation Experts to provide “big ideas” on improving the transportation network. This Blue Ribbon Panel included experts from all levels of government, the private sector, industry, labor, and academic and research institutions.

The Commission submitted its report to Congress on December 31, 2007. The Commission will expire six months after that date.

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