Governor Tomblin Urges Congress to Resolve Highway Trust Fund Shortfall
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined the National Governors Association (NGA) in urging Congress to resolve the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall. The federal transportation laws and programs are set to expire September 30, 2014.
"Strengthening our infrastructure needs is critical to ensuring West Virginia can continue to recruit new economic development opportunities and maintain our competitiveness in today's global market," Gov. Tomblin said. "While we continue to make tough decisions to identify and apply new approaches to fund our state's infrastructure improvements, we must have a reliable federal partner to support those projects. I urge Congress to resolve the HTF shortfall and enact a long-term reauthorization of federal transportation programs."
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