Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance Says Federal Highway Bill Not The Answer To State's Road Needs

Friday, December 4, 2015

Susie Alcorn, executive director of the Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance, said Thursday the new federal highway bill does not solve Tennessee's road problems.

She said,  “The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee congratulates our congressional leaders for reaching a compromise on the federal highway bill. However, that bill doesn’t solve Tennessee’s transportation infrastructure funding problems.

"The federal bill simply reauthorizes funding that was already in place, funding that Tennessee was already receiving.

It does not get us closer to addressing our state’s $6 billion backlog in transportation projects, or the additional $5.3 billion in new project needs recently released by Gov. Bill Haslam.

"We must find a long-term, sustainable solution – a Tennessee solution – to meet our state’s identified infrastructure needs.


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