TRANSPORT BRIEFS

TRANSPORT BRIEFS

TRANSPORT FUNDING BILL

MAY RETURN TO HOUSE

WASHINGTON - The embattled transportation appropriations bill for fiscal 1994 could reach the House floor for another try at passage today if a turf dispute between two committee chairmen is resolved.

The $37.7 billion measure has been stalled for several months because of a fight over about

$300 million in highway projects.

Rep. Norman Mineta, D-Calif., chairman of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee, said the projects were unauthorized by his panel but were inserted in the funding bill anyway by Rep. Bob Carr, D-Mich., who chairs the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee.

The House Rules Committee was to have met Tuesday to determine the rules for debating and amending the bill, an action that hinges on some type of agreement between Reps. Carr and Mineta that will avoid a nasty floor fight during debate on the bill.

AAA CHIEF TO ADDRESS

TRANSPORT LUNCHEON

WASHINGTON - Paul R. Verkuil, president of the American Automobile Association, will be the speaker at the Transportation Table luncheon Friday at the National Press Club.

He will discuss "The AAA Agenda for Road/Vehicle Safety, Can Washington Help?" The twice- monthly luncheon, which has a press conference format, is sponsored by The Journal of Commerce and Traffic World magazine.

For reservations, call India Jackson at The Journal of Commerce, (202) 383-6100.