ASHE National is encouraging it’s membership to show their support for the Reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) for six years. The ‘TEA-3’ website (tea3.org) and the ‘American Road and Transportation Builder Association’ website (artba.org) are valuable sources for recipient names, addresses, and up-to-date legislative action reports. These sites contain a comprehensive breakdown of the principal authorizing committees of the 2003 Surface Transportation Bills. Other websites providing transportation funding information include the Surface Transportation Policy Project (transact.org), and the Alliance for a New Transportation Charter (antc.net). A sample legislative support letter has been attached.
Senate Action Needed Now On Highway/Transit Bill!!
The sixth short-term extension of the Federal Highway and Transit programs expires May 31st. To avoid another extension and prevent further disruptions in state highway and transit improvement projects, Congress needs to enact a TEA-21 Reauthorization bill now! The House of Representatives approved legislation March 10 that would keep the highway and transit programs operating through 2009. Key Senate Committees approved their pieces of a multi-year highway and transit reauthorization measure in March. With less that seven weeks before the highway and transit programs lapse again, the U.S. Senate Leadership needs to schedule the TEA-21 Reauthorization Bill for Senate floor consideration.
Please let our legislators know how important the highway funding reauthorization is to our industry and our economy!
Letter requesting Senate action for TEA-21 Reauthorization and Increases in Investment Levels.