Secretary Foxx and 11 others advocate long-term transportation investment

By |  July 21, 2014

As Congress debates legislation in an effort to avoid the shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 former DOT secretaries expressed their opinions in an open letter to Congress.

In the letter, Foxx and the others urge Congress to work toward a larger, long-term investment and explain the downfalls of short-term funding in the past.

“…Over the past five years, Congress has passed 27 short-term measures. Today, we are more than a decade past the last six-year funding measure,” the letter states.

It continues to describe the current state of America’s transportation system as a “nationwide backlog of repairing and rebuilding” due to the infrastructure deficit caused by short-term funding measures.

The secretaries concluded by urging Congress to understand that, as America grows, so does the need for long-term investments in transportation.

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