Today, the Georgia Chamber joined 30 other state chambers of commerce in calling on Congress to act on critical transportation infrastructure. Congress currently faces a critical crossroads as they begin to discuss both the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill passed in 2012.
“While the passage of MAP-21 led to great reforms in our nation’s transportation funding, we need Congress to build upon this momentum now before its authorization ends,” said Georgia Chamber president and CEO Chris Clark. “Congress’ timely passage of the next surface transportation bill with the principles discussed in the coalition of state chambers’ letter will strengthen our nation’s infrastructure and allow the U.S. to remain a global economic leader.”
The letter, signed by Chris Clark, can be found at www.gachamber.com/uploads/2014TransportationFunding.pdf. The principles agreed upon by the coalition of state chambers across the United States urge Congressional action that focuses on financial solvency, marketplace stability through long term authorization, and flexibility for state transportation programs.