Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement today on the letter she sent to the Department of Transportation:
“I sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) today requesting that they work with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to release federal transit funds to Virginia, Maryland, and the District. The FTA has withheld transit funds since February 10–a date set forth by the previous Administration–because a Metro Safety Commission has yet to be been put in place. The letter makes the case by pointing out how arbitrary and unreasonable the FTA deadline was from the outset and demonstrates the progress being made in setting up the Metro Safety Commission. The legislation approving of the Metro Safety Commission is moving through Congress.”
You may see Rep. Comstock’s letter here.