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Senator Barbara Boxer and House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman John Mica hosted a joint Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and House T&I Committee field hearing February 23, 2011, in Los Angeles. Titled "Improving and Reforming our Nation's Surface Transportation Programs to Support Job Creation and the Economy," it was one of several fact-gathering sessions held nationwide in advance of writing the next surface transportation reauthorization bill. Audiences consisted of state and local officials, who provided testimonies on current transportation concerns. The testimony of Director Cindy McKim is provided below along with follow-up recommendations.