American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves is urging the Obama administration and Congress to quickly come together on a long-term, well-funded highway bill. It is critical to the nation’s economy.
“We’re only a month and a half from the expiration of the current highway bill,” Graves says. “So we implore leaders on Capitol Hill, at the Department of Transportation, and in the White House to step up and deliver a plan--and funding--for the transportation system our country needs and deserves.
“One of the things that makes this country great is our mobility--the freedom to travel this country without restriction. However, we are threatening our ability to smoothly and safely move goods and people through our collective inaction.
“We again call on our leaders in Washington to find the appropriate funding to pay for the improved and expanded roads and bridges we need to continue moving America forward into the 21st century as the economic leaders we believe ourselves to be.”