Federal transportation committee chairman in Charleston Wednesday to meet with local officials
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, will be in Charleston Wednesday to meet with local transportation officials and manufacturers.
Shuster’s visit includes discussing ways to streamline processes to modernize seaports and improve the nation transportation system, officials said.
Shuster, R-Pa, will be joined by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn and Jim Newsome, chief executive of S.C. State Ports Authority.
Shuster’s visit comes just days after Newsome spoke in Washington, D.C., before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation.
Newsome urged the panel to streamline federal spending on the nation’s commercial harbors by prioritizing the work and switching to a merit-based funding system.
The congressional panel is charged with helping shape the nation’s freight policy and funding.
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