Thursday, September 02, 2010

Action Needed on Transportation Before Funding Out

The current extension of federal law reauthorizing the important federal funding for our transportation system expires on December 31, 2010.

We hear from Members of Congress and their staffs that the absence of vocal and widespread public engagement is a signal that doing a highway and transit reauthorization bill is not worth the effort.

Here is the U.S. Chamber’s interactive state map that will show you how much money and time our crumbling transportation system is costing consumers. Your cost: $266!  That's time sitting in traffic thanks to inadequate capacity, the cost of fixing your car because of potholes, and the millions needed to bring our transit systems up to speed.

Take action by writing our elected officials and asking them to make transportation funding a priority before December.

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