WASHINGTON — Transportation experts and lobbyists believe the newly anointed chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Bill Shuster, will make financing issue a bigger focus than the man he will replace.

Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, will take the reins of the committee next year after being formally selected last week to replace outgoing Chairman John Mica, R-Fla. Many transportation lobbyists on Capitol Hill say Shuster is a tried-and-true transportation man and is likely to make finding sustainable revenues for highways, rail programs, and water infrastructure the major issue during his chairmanship.

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