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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND
RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

FOR 1995

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND

RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

BOB CARR, Michigan, Chairman
RICHARD J. DURBIN, Illinois

FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota

TOM DELAY, Texas
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina

RALPH REGULA, Ohio
RONALD D. COLEMAN, Texas
THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania
DELACROIX Davis III, RICHARD E. EFFORD, CHERYL L. SMITH, and LINDA J. MUIR,

Subcommittee Staff

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:

Office of the Inspector General
Office of the Secretary

Secretary of Transportation
RELATED AGENCY:
Architectural and Transportation Barriers

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin, Chairman JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi,

JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania Vice Chairman

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana NEAL SMITH, Iowa

C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

RALPH REGULA, Ohio LOUIS STOKES, Ohio

BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana TOM BEVILL, Alabama

JERRY LEWIS, California JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania

JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois CHARLES WILSON, Texas

HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington

JOE SKEEN, New Mexico MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota

FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia JULIAN C. DIXON, California

TOM DELAY, Texas
VIC FAZIO, California

JIM KOLBE, Arizona
W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina DEAN A. GALLO, New Jersey
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland

BARBARA F. VUCANOVICH, Nevada BOB CARR, Michigan

JIM LIGHTFOOT, Iowa RICHARD J. DURBIN, Illinois

RON PACKARD, California RONALD D. COLEMAN, Texas

SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia

HELEN DELICH BENTLEY, Maryland JIM CHAPMAN, Texas

JAMES T. WALSH, New York MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio

CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina DAVID E. SKAGGS, Colorado

DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina

ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma NANCY PELOSI, California

HENRY BONILLA, Texas
PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana
THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania
ESTEBAN EDWARD TORRES, California
GEORGE (BUDDY) DARDEN, Georgia
NITA M. LOWEY, New York
RAY THORNTON, Arkansas
JOSÉ E. SERRANO, New York
ROSA L. DELAURO, Connecticut
JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia
DOUGLAS “PETE" PETERSON, Florida
JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts
ED PASTOR, Arizona
CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida

FREDERICK G. MOHRMAN, Clerk and Staff Director

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1995

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1994.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

WITNESSES HON. FEDERICO PEÑA, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION LOUISE FRANKEL STOLL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR BUDGET AND PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

OPENING REMARKS Mr. CARR. Good morning. This hearing will inaugurate our appropriations hearings for the fiscal year 1995 cycle.

I am delighted to welcome to the Committee the Secretary of Transportation to be our lead-off witness. I am also delighted that this year's cycle occurs in what I might say is sort of a comfortbuilt framework that we all didn't have last year, as we were sort of pulling things together from bits and pieces. It is nice to have you here. I also want to welcome the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, Louise Stoll, as well.

Mr. Secretary, your statement will be included in the record in full, and now, if you will, I would ask you to summarize your remarks and then we will get right to questions.

Secretary PEÑA. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Good morning, members of the Committee.

Let me also introduce Gene Conti, who is here with us this morning who is a deputy to Louise; and Kathy Collins is here also, and Rodney Slater, our Federal Highway Administrator. He must have a particular interest in what I am going to say this morning.

First of all, Mr. Chairman, and members of the Committee, let me start by thanking you for the very quick response that you provided in allowing the administration and the government to respond quickly to the Los Angeles earthquake. We are continuing to work very closely with Los Angeles, but I must say that the very quickness with which this Committee responded to that request is very much appreciated.

I would like to formally submit my comments for the record, Mr. Chairman, but let me, as you suggested, summarize as quickly as I can, because I know the Members have many questions about the 1995 budget, the general approach that we took in putting the 1995 budget together and then talking about some of the priorities in the budget.

As you know, Mr. Chairman and Members, our Nation has always been a Nation in motion. Our transportation industry rep

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