FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) â€” U.S. Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma are to attend a transportation hearing in Fort Smith.
The two Republicans are to take part in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority hearing on Tuesday in western Arkansas.
Boozman and Inhofe are members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that has jurisdiction over both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The two agencies are responsible for transportation infrastructure, including interstates and navigable waterways.
The transportation authority was created in 2009 by city officials in Fort Smith and Van Buren and county officials in Crawford and Sebastian counties to support improving the transportation infrastructure in the region that includes the Arkansas River.