Congressman Shuster Announces Federal Transportation Bill Funding

by | Sep 26, 2012 | News, Uncategorized

Congressman Bill Shuster was on hand today at New Enterprise Stone & Lime in Roaring Spring, Blair County, PA to announce details of the Federal Transportation Bill Funding entitled MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).

Shuster and U.S. Chamber of Commerce representative Alex Herrgott from Washington, D.C., spoke to the crowd touting the vital importance of our nation’s transportation infrastructure.  The new transportation bill provides $105 billion in transportation funding, Shuster said, and it gets the system back on track after three years of stopgap funding. He said the next two years will be spent attempting to cobble together a consensus on ways to fund transportation in the future.  As a member of the House Transportation Committee, Shuster helped to guide the new transportation bill, MAP-21, to President Obama’s desk in July. He said a revitalized transportation system is necessary for America to stay economically competitive in the world economy.

“Government has to create an environment for private enterprise to create jobs. Government doesn’t create jobs,” Shuster said. Herrgott said the MAP-21 legislation not only provides stable funding for transportation for the next two years, but it also strives to reduce the time to construct a major highway project from 15 to seven or eight years.

For more information on MAP-21 click here.

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