Don’t Let America Dead End: Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Astec Industries is putting pressure on Congress to figure out a long-term Highway Trust Fund plan by launching a campaign titled “Don’t Let America Dead End.”

“Time is running out. America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of rebuilding,” the campaign website says. “Without your involvement, the funds to create tens of thousands of jobs and pump millions into our economy over the course of the next decade will fall by the wayside… The road ends when the short-term extension runs out on May 31. Don’t let America dead end.”

Congress passed a short-term Highway Trust Fund patch in August of 2014, but that will only fund the country’s transportation infrastructure through May 2015.

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With May right around the corner, Congress is undoubtedly under a lot of pressure to come up with a long-term plan.