Surface Transportation Act

Secretary Skinner discussed the Surface Transportation Act at a meeting of the Regional Reporters Association in Washington, DC. He… read more

Secretary Skinner discussed the Surface Transportation Act at a meeting of the Regional Reporters Association in Washington, DC. He refused to take a position on the progress of the transportation bill in Congress, saying the Department of Transportation preferred to focus on internal concerns rather than legislative matters. He said he felt the bill presented to Congress by the administration was a balanced bill between highways and alternative means of transportation, while the bill produced by the Senate was slanted in giving more money to highways than other transportation methods. He responded to questions from reporters on additional transportation issues such as gasoline and other taxes, and magnetic levitation train systems. He criticized proposals for government funded experimental programs with magnetic levitation trains, and criticized the compromise transportation bill approved by the Senate. close

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Surface Transportation Act

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Program ID:
18582-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 25, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 26, 1991

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  • Jun 25, 1991 | 11:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 26, 1991 | 6:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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