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GHSA News Release

April 19, 2007

Contact: Jonathan Adkins
Governors Highway Safety Association

GHSA Lays Out Highway Safety Priorities Before Transportation Commission

CHICAGO, Ill.—The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission is holding hearings today in Chicago. Barbara Harsha, Executive Director of GHSA, is presenting the Association’s priorities during a session titled “Safety Solutions for the Surface Transportation Network.”

Among the recommendations Harsha presented:

The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission was created by Congress in 2005 to ensure that the surface transportation system is able to meet the nation’s needs for the 21st century. The Commission is working to examine not only the condition and future needs of the nation’s surface transportation system, but also short and long-term alternatives to replace or supplement the fuel tax as the principal revenue source to support the Highway Trust Fund over the next 30 years.

Harsha’s complete testimony is online pdf icon [71 KB, 10 pgs.]. More information about the Commission is available at Media inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Adkins, Director of Communications—202-669-9746.

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