Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act Amendmentby Representative Niki Tsongas
Posted on 2016-02-24
TSONGAS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
This bill amends the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the authorization of a waiver for certain commercial traffic on U.S. Route 209, a federally owned highway that runs through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
When Congress decided to restrict commercial traffic on the portion of the highway that runs through the recreation area, the law included an exemption for certain vehicles that belong to nearby businesses and municipal governments. This bill provides a 5-year extension of that exemption in order to facilitate continued access for local residents.
It is supported by the National Park Service, and I urge my colleagues to support its adoption.
I reserve the balance of my time.
Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume to the author of this measure, the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Marino).