Highway Trust Fund set to expire in 74 days, Delaney Infrastructure 2.0 Act would rebuild infrastructure and create jobs
WASHINGTON – March 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) invites Marylanders to share their stories about how America’s inadequate infrastructure is impacting their daily lives. In Congress, Delaney has made upgrading U.S. infrastructure a priority and his bipartisan Infrastructure 2.0 Act rebuilds the nation’s infrastructure, creates jobs and makes our economy more competitive in a fiscally-responsible way. Delaney’s legislation would also create a new infrastructure fund that would provide state and local governments an additional resource for transportation, water, energy, education and communications projects.
Delaney plans to share feedback and concerns from his constituents with colleagues in Congress. Marylanders are invited to share their story by clicking here or emailing DelaneyMD6 (at) mail.house (dot) gov.
“Too often, infrastructure is presented as an abstract statistical problem. But long commutes, unsafe bridges and overcrowded ports, railways and airports have a direct impact on people’s lives, on their businesses, on the amount of time we all are able to spend with our loved ones,” said Congressman Delaney. “I want to make sure my colleagues in Congress understand how our out of date infrastructure is an everyday problem for working families. Gridlock in Congress equals gridlock on our highways and Marylanders deserve better. My Infrastructure 2.0 Act is a bipartisan solution that will create good-paying jobs and improve public safety and quality of life, making our country more competitive.”
The American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s infrastructure a D+ grade. In just 74 days, the Highway Trust Fund, which funds roughly 90% of federal surface transportation projects in the United States, will run out of money.