RECOGNIZING TOM BULGER; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 182
(Extensions of Remarks - October 23, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E981-E982]
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                         RECOGNIZING TOM BULGER


                           HON. ERIC SWALWELL

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, October 23, 2020

  Mr. SWALWELL of California. Madam Speaker, I rise to recognize and 
pay tribute to Tom Bulger and his more than 40 years of service to the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), on the occasion of his 
well-earned retirement.
  The MTC is the San Francisco Bay Area's designated metropolitan 
planning organization and the region's transportation planning, 
financing, and coordinating agency. After beginning his career as a 
member of the MTC staff, Tom soon felt the pull of our nation's capital 
and moved to Washington, DC, where for 35 years he has represented MTC 
as President of Government Relations, Inc. During his time as MTC's 
advocate, Tom has played a key role in advancing national 
transportation policy.
  Tom's tireless efforts spanning four decades assisted in establishing 
Surface Transportation Program and the Congestion Mitigation and Air 
Quality Improvement Program through the Intermodal Surface 
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and continued to the present-day 
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which currently is 
funding projects throughout the country. Tom's fierce advocacy helped 
secure full funding grant agreements

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for major Bay Area transit expansion projects. During his tenure, MTC 
has developed a well-earned reputation for being one of the nation's 
most creative and effective transportation organizations.
  Tom's career achievements reflect not only his deep knowledge of 
transportation policy but also his genuine respect and affection for 
the people of both parties who put policy into action. Congratulations, 
Tom, on an outstanding career. Please accept our deepest appreciation 
to you for dedicating your intellect, your energy, and your gregarious 
good humor to keeping our nation on the move.