State Rep. Thomas O’Dea (R-125) has added his voice to those in favor of simplifying approvals for bridge projects by proposing H.B. No. 5547, An Act Establishing a Task Force to Streamline the Process for Approving Bridge Projects.
The task force would study and recommend strategies to streamline the process for approving bridge projects in the state. It would include representatives of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and “shall submit proposals and recommendations to the General Assembly not later than January 1, 2014.”