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Last week, for the second year in a row, Congress took big money from the general fund – the part of the federal budget that covers things like education or unemployment assistance – to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke. That’s the pot of money, usually funded by gas taxes, that covers construction and maintenance of our roadways.
While Congress has patched the hole for the time being, with money that could go to other needs, this short-term fix underscores the desperate need for a long-term solution to our nation’s transportation woes.
Use our easy letter-writing tool to tell your local newspapers – and your state’s lawmakers – that our broken system needs much more than a Band-Aid for highway funding.