Sacramento, CA -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will be Sacramento on Wednesday, August 15th for a field briefing from California leaders on the condition of the state’s critical transportation infrastructure and its future infrastructure needs.
BACKGROUND: The deadly bridge collapse in Minnesota on August 1st spotlights the urgent need to focus on America’s bridges and other critical transportation infrastructure to prevent such catastrophic failures in the future. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will receive a field briefing Wednesday in Sacramento to hear from California leaders on the condition of the state’s critical transportation infrastructure and its future infrastructure needs. Senator Boxer will also be convening oversight hearings on national infrastructure priorities when she returns to Washington in September. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plays a key role in U.S. infrastructure policy, with jurisdiction over construction and maintenance of bridges and highways, as well as flood control and improvements of rivers and harbors.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
9:45 – 11:30 am PDT
California State Capitol Building
Room 126 (use the entrance for the L Street Annex)
President pro Tem, California Senate
Assemblymember, California Assembly
Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee
Director of Caltrans
Chair, California Transportation Commission
Executive Director, California Alliance for Jobs