DOT headquarters could bear Jim Oberstar's name
Amanda Bayhi | May 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters could bear a new name if on congressman’s efforts prove fruitful.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) has introduced legislation that would name the building after Jim Oberstar, the former Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman who died May 3, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reports.
This is not the first time Lipinski has introduced such legislation. He introduced a similar measure about four years ago, before Oberstar retired, according to the report. However, it never made its way to the full House floor.
The bill is co-sponsored by Minnesota’s eight-member House delegation.
MORE FROM The Roadologist
- 5 freeway bridges in need of repair following accident1008 Views
- 4 dead after semi hits stopped vehicles880 Views
- Several deficiencies exposed in Skagit River Bridge collapse702 Views
- VIDEO: Massive steel beam falls off trailer, snatches semi truck onto its side580 Views
- Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005341 Views