The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission today announced its schedule for six field hearings across the United States. The Commission field hearings will allow Commissioners to solicit input from federal, state and local transportation officials and experts, as well as the general public, regarding transportation needs and solutions in their regions.

The schedule is: November 15-16, 2006 New York, New York Co-Hosts: US Chamber of Commerce, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Associated General Contractors of America, Coalition of Northeastern Governors, Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials, Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, the I-95 Corridor Coalition and the New York Roadway Improvement Coalition.

November 15-16, 2006 Memphis, Tennessee Co-Hosts: The Memphis Regional Logistics Council and the Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

February 21-22, 2007 Los Angeles, California Co-Hosts: California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Associated General Contractors of America and Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

February 21-22, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Co-Hosts: Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, State Road & Tollway Authority and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

April 18-19, 2007 Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota Co-Hosts: National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, US Conference of Mayors, National Conference of State Legislatures, International City/County Management Association, Council of State Governments, the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Transportation.

April 18-19, 2007 Chicago, Illinois Co-Hosts: Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, Illinois Department of Transportation and American Association of State Highway and Transportation.

The Commissions goal is to examine the condition and future needs of the nation’s surface transportation system, and explore short and long-term alternatives to replace or supplement the fuel tax as the principal revenue source to support the Highway Trust Fund over the next 30 years.

Additional information about the Commission is available online at . (M2 Communications, Ltd.)