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In the Wake of Interstate Bridge Collapse, Murray to Hold Hearing on Crumbling Infrastructure and the Need for Federal Investments in Highways and Bridges

Jun 04 2013

NEXT WEEK: As Chairman of Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Murray will question top DOT officials on I-5 bridge collapse, the current condition of bridges and infrastructure, and the investments necessary to improve conditions nationwide

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that she will hold a hearing on THURSDAY, June 13th at 10:00 AM EST/7:00 PST to assess our nation’s infrastructure challenges and what they mean for the safety, economic competiveness, and future of state and local transportation systems. The hearing comes just weeks after a four lane interstate bridge spanning the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, WA collapsed.


Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

Polly Trottenberg, Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation

Victor M. Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration


Crumbling Infrastructure: Examining the Challenges of our Outdated and Overburdened Highways and Bridges


Dirksen Senate Office Building – Room 124


Thursday, June 13th, 2013

10:00 AM EST/7:00 AM PST

This hearing will be webcast.