American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

DC: AASHTO Supports Administration’s Emphasis on Transportation Investments

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Executive Director Bud Wright offered brief comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed “Grow America” legislation sent to Congress today.

“We are pleased that the administration has submitted legislation to Congress that emphasizes the urgent need to invest in America’s infrastructure,” Wright said. “We have stated previously that we support the policy framework established in MAP-21 and that we should implement the provisions of that law before making significant, new programmatic changes. We support finding a long-term, sustainable source of revenue to support surface transportation investment. While we may not agree with all aspects of the administration’s proposal, we look forward to the continuing dialogue with Congress and the administration on charting America’s transportation future.”

Transportation interests remain concerned about the impacts to the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure if the federal Highway Trust Fund becomes insolvent, as projected, this summer.