Campaign Calls for Action on Highway & Transit Bill

Aug. 27, 2015

The Transportation Construction Coalition launched a new radio advertising campaign Aug. 25 aimed at members of the House of Representatives about the importance of fixing the Highway Trust Fund and passing a multi-year highway and public transit investment bill. The 30-second radio spot will run this week and next on the hometown radio stations of 16 key members of the House Ways & Means Committee and House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

With the fund being the source, on average, of 52 percent of highway and bridge capital investments made annually by state transportation departments, the ads highlight the importance of the program to the states.

The ad aimed at Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for example, says:

“About 55 percent of Wisconsin’s annual capital investment in highways and bridges depends on federal funding. But Congress has not yet passed a long-term highway bill. That puts our funding at risk and hurts our state’s ability to plan mobility and safety improvements. Tell Congressman Paul Ryan it’s time for the House of Representatives to get a long-term highway bill passed Now. Wisconsin depends on it.”