New Highway Bill Should Help Ease Congestion, Improve Safety and Modernize Nation’s Roads
AAA’s President and CEO, Marshall Doney, has released the following statement in response to Congressional passage of a five-year transportation bill this week.
“AAA is pleased to see Congress finally pass a multi-year transportation bill to ease congestion, improve safety and modernize our roads and bridges. Drivers have waited years for needed highway improvements, and there is now hope that we are on a path towards easing many of the problems that commuters face every day.
“The legislation is not perfect and long-term funding will remain a problem for Congress to address in the future. Despite those ongoing challenges, the current bill should help state transportation departments to make long-overdue improvements across the country.
“It is encouraging to see Congress come together make the compromises necessary to pass legislation of this magnitude. Millions of Americans drive every day, and they deserve a highway system that safely moves people and goods as quickly as possible. The passage of this bill should help make safe and efficient transportation a reality, and AAA is proud to have helped to make this happen.”
Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers, and it is North America’s largest motoring and travel organization with more than 55 million members.