On September 9, RSI joined numerous industry groups in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to pass legislation extending the current surface transportation law, known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, before it is set to expire on September 30. Specifically, we urged them to pass a bill that would include:
- A turn-key, one-year extension of the current surface transportation law with increased investment levels;
- Emergency federal funding for state departments of transportation and public transit agencies—$37 billion and $32 billion, respectively; and
- Provisions to ensure solvency of the Highway Trust Fund for the duration of the extension at a minimum.
You can find a copy of the letter here.