AASHTO Praises Passage Of Historic Transportation Bill
WASHINGTON – The following is a formal statement from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials regarding passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.
“AASHTO commends the House of Representatives for its passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a historic piece of legislation that provides a much-needed funding increase for highway, transit, highway safety, and rail programs,” said Jim Tymon, AASHTO executive director. “This bill, which provides the long-term certainty state departments of transportation need, encompasses many state DOT priorities, including considerable action to address climate change and improve system reliability, the creation of a formula-based bridge and an electric vehicle infrastructure funding program, and improvements to the project delivery and environmental review process.
“A safe, efficient, multimodal transportation network is essential to improve our quality of life and economic vitality, and state DOTs are working every day to deliver just that. The IIJA provides the much-needed resources to those agencies to make our communities better places to live, work, and play. AASHTO thanks Congress for getting this important piece of legislation to the finish line, and our nation’s state DOTs look forward to putting this bill to work immediately once it is signed by the President.”