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Haggerty to testify before U.S. Senate committee

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 2:16 pm in Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Barbara Boxer, Transportation, U.S. Senate.

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is among those scheduled to testify tomorrow before U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Environment and Public Works Committee, in a hearing on “Mobility and Congestion in Urban and Rural America.”

Scott HaggertyHaggerty will be testifying on behalf of the National Association of Counties, for which he chairs a Transportation Steering Committee. Transportation long has been his top issue: He chairs the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which state and federal funds to regional transportation projects; related to MTC, he chairs the Bay Area Toll Authority, which administers the toll program for the Bay Area’s seven toll bridges including operations, maintenance and management, seismic retrofit and capital improvements. He’s also a member and former chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which oversees regional air quality regulations and programs. Within Alameda County, he’s a member and former chair of the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency; vice chair of the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority and the Alameda County Transportation Authority, which was formed to oversee projects funded through voter-approved Measure B dollars; a member and former chair of the Altamont Rail Express Joint Powers Authority; vice chair of the Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority, which operates the WHEELS bus service in the Tri-Valley; and a member of the Board of Supervisors’ Transportation & Planning Committee.

The hearing will be webast live starting at 7 a.m. PDT at http://epw.senate.gov.

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