Attention on the Highway Trust Fund seems to have waned since Congress passed a 10-month funding patch in July. However, May will be here before we know it. There is still more work to be done to keep transportation projects across the country funded and our elected leaders need to start having real discussions about long-term sustainable revenue sources now. In the 2013 Infrastructure Report Card, roads received a grade of D, bridges a C+, and transit a D grade. Without long-term investments, America’s transportation systems will continue to limp along with patchwork repairs.
ASCE Managing Director of Government Relations, Brian Pallasch, spoke to Bloomberg BNA reporter Heather Caygle as part of the Eye on the Hill series about the state of America’s transportation infrastructure. Watch the interview here to learn more about the importance of infrastructure investment and the need to #FixTheTrustFund.