Transportation secretary embarks on tour to drum up highway bill support

By |  April 16, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx kicked off a weeklong bus tour April 14 that will take him through eight Midwestern and Southern states, NSSGA reports. Foxx is delivering a message along the way that America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair and that Congress must take immediate action.

According to NSSGA, Foxx began the week in Columbus, Ohio, before swinging through Cincinnati, Dayton and Louisville, Ky. Foxx highlights a local project at each stop in which federal investment and local commitment led to the successful completion of a needed road or bridge. Foxx is also asking voters to join him in encouraging Congress to pass a long-term, well-funded surface transportation bill before the Highway Trust Fund runs out of money this summer.

NSSGA says the bus tour will also travel to Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

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