Transportation issues at the federal level are nearing a critical phase. The Federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to run out of money some time later this summer. This, while the expiration of MAP-21’s deadline, the federal transportation funding legislation, is nearing at the end of the fiscal year – September 30th. This issue is expected to dominate discussion in DC for the next few months and it is important that local officials reach out to their members of Congress to tell them that the time to act is now! Locals need long term stability when it comes to federal transportation funding and policies. To assist with this effort, the National League of Cities has created a toolkit you can access by clicking here. Congress needs to hear about this important issue!
Summer Minnick is the Director of Policy Initiatives and Federal Affairs. She can be reached at 517-908-0301 or [email protected].