October 23, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 182 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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 [[Page E982]] 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. ____________________