A letter from James Oberstar, the outgoing chairman of the US House transportation committee.
James Oberstar represented the 8th Congressional District in Minnesota since 1975 and was chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since 2007, where he earned prominence advocating for Federal funding of bicycle projects. Oberstar lost his seat in the 2010 election when Republican Chip Cravaack edged him out by just 1.4% of the votes.
In his farewell from politics letter to the Transportation for American Coalition, Oberstar writes about a need for a new Federal intermodal transportation policy. Read his letter here.