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(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement today after voting in support of the conference report for H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act:

“Our Florida economy runs on transportation. In Central Florida, we had more than 60 million visitors last year, including many who traveled to visit our world class tourism destinations. As a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I worked to include policies that would advance our local transportation priorities, guaranteeing an additional $800 million to meet Florida’s transportation needs, without raising taxes.

“The legislation passed today also provides greater coordination of transportation programs for disadvantaged individuals. Reforming the transportation disadvantaged program has been a focus of mine since being elected to Congress, and will result in more efficient quality service, and cost-effective transportation options.”

“Congressman Webster’s leadership to re-energize the Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility through several provisions in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will strengthen collaboration among local and federal agencies and, ultimately, provide more effective, coordinated, and seamless mobility services for urban, rural, and suburban communities across the country,” said APTA President Michael Melaniphy.

“This Conference Report provides a responsible plan that authorizes surface transportation programs for the next five years and provides more certainty and clarity to federal projects in our local areas. I was pleased to vote for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and support its measures to fund our critical transportation infrastructure.”