Congress urged to provide long-term, consistent funding for transportation infrastructure

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Updated Oct 16, 2017

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Long-term, consistent revenue is needed for developing a new transportation infrastructure package.

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That was the message from Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, when testifying October 11 before the U.S. House’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. The committee wanted to hear views from transportation stakeholders on improving the country’s infrastructure.

McKenna, who was representing the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, was among the following speakers to give testimony: James Roberts, on behalf of the Transportation Construction Coalition; Brent Booker, secretary-treasurer of North America’s Building Trades Union; Ray McCarty, on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers; and Peter Rogoff, CEO of Sound Transit.

“McKenna asked committee members to take the necessary steps to ensure that all modes of transportation – rail, airports, transit and ports – have access to additional federal resources that will keep our citizens connected and provide economic growth,” according to an AASHTO news release.