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Congressman DeFazio to Mark $16 Million Investment in Transportation Research at Portland State
Author: Jeanie-Marie Price, Office of Marketing and Communications (503-725-3773)
Posted: August 2, 2005

What:
PSU will welcome Congressman Peter DeFazio on campus Wednesday to celebrate successfully securing transportation funding for Oregon. Congressman DeFazio led the Oregon delegation in securing funding for PSU's University Transportation Center ($16 million) in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), reauthorization conference bill (H.R. 3). The legislation was approved by Congress last Friday, and is waiting to be signed into law by the president. The celebration will include remarks by the Congressman and Portland State University President Daniel O. Bernstine.

When:
12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Where:
South Park Blocks, between SW Market and SW Mill, just west of Lincoln Hall (1620 SW Park Avenue).

Contact:
For more information, please contact Jeanie-Marie Price, 503-725-3711.

Background:
SAFETEA-LU is a $286.5 billion reauthorization of federal highway, public transportation, highway safety and motor carrier safety programs for five years. $16 million of the bill is designated to fund the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at Portland State University in collaboration with the University of Oregon (U of O), Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Institute for Technology (OIT).

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