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Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is calling on Republicans and Democrats and all levels of government to work together to fix America’s infrastructure problems.
Writing an opinion article at Newsweek.com, LaHood, who served from 2009 to 2013, says Congress missed an opportunity with its tax-reform legislation to inject “much needed revenue into the Highway Trust Fund, which funds highways, bridges and mass transit programs.”
LaHood, who co-chairs the bipartisan advocacy group Building America’s Future, lays out three proposals to remedy the situation:
“We know that the most consequential and long-lasting reforms are often bipartisan,” LaHood writes, “and revitalizing our nation’s infrastructure and keeping Americans safe should not be solely a Democratic or Republican issue.”