Rep. Young Reintroduces Bill To Reduce Transportation Project Delivery Times
May 24, 2011
Alaskan Congressman Don Young has reintroduced legislation that would reduce transportation project delivery times. H.R. 1952 would shorten the amount of time permits and approvals can be challenged through litigation.
“Across America, important projects that would create jobs and modernize our aging infrastructure system are being held hostage,” said Rep. Young. “To solve this problem, it is going to take candid leadership from both political parties. As Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I worked with both my Democratic and Republican colleagues in passing TEA-LU, which included language to streamline environmental review for projects. However, almost six years later, many major infrastructure projects are being blocked for reasons that include lengthy environmental review process, litigation, lack of funding, etc. This affects not only the projects, but local economies, and employment. This bill is a simple solution that will help to solve the problem of long and drawn-out project delivery times.”
H.R. 1952 is identical to H.R. 6196, which was introduced during the 111th Congress.