Monday, February 14, 2011

RSVP for the February 17th Congressional Listening Session in King of Prussia

On Thursday, February 17th, Congressman Meehan (PA-7) is hosting the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in King of Prussia to hear from a selected group of speakers on how to write the next Transportation bill.

The Bicycle Coalition urges supporters of biking and walking programs and projects to attend this session to demonstrate their support for livable communities and to learn more about how the GOP House is approaching writing a new transportation bill.

RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please RSVP your attendance to Keenan Lynch 202-225-2011 or at Keenan.Lynch@Mail.House.Gov

The invitation we received today reads:

Please Join United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (FL-07) Along with Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07)

Valley Forge Visitors Center
Radisson Valley Forge Hotel
1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406

"The panel discussion will focus on how to consolidate and improve the performance of programs, cut government red tape and streamline the project delivery process, increase private sector investment in our infrastructure, and identify creative financing alternatives.

Due to time constraints, there will be limited opportunity for attendees to make remarks outside of the discussion from the panel members. Attendees with specific concerns or questions are invited to submit comments to be included in the Listening Session record."

Expected Members of Congress are: John Micah (Fl), Bill Shuster (PA), Pat Meehan (PA), John Duncan (TN), Pat Gerlach (PA), Rick Crawford (AR).

Invited speakers include individuals representing: DVRPC, Delco TMA, Greater Valley Forge TMA, an engineer from construction firm, Transportation Safety Coalition, someone from P3s (Public, Private Partnerships), State Senator John Raferty, Traffic Plan Design- Kevin Johnson, Keystone Transportation Coalition.