Rep. Mica to roll out transportation funding proposal

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee will unveil his version of the next surface transportation bill Thursday, his office said this week.

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is expected to propose less than half of the $556 billion President Obama called for spending on transportation over the next six years.

Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) had said her version of the bill would be about $339.2 billion, but reports said this week she is considering a two-year, $109 billion measure.

Mica will hold a briefing on the bill, which funds both road projects and public transportation, with reporters Wednesday afternoon. 

This post was updated at 1:03 p.m.