Investing in Our Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure
On both a state and national level, our economy depends on an efficient and affordable transportation system. For centuries our transportation system has been the backbone of our economy, and we are indebted to the visionaries, like Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower, who recognized the importance of a national transportation plan and had the courage to put that plan into action. Our ability to get goods to market and move people safely and efficiently from place to place has made our economy the greatest in world history. But today that system is aging, reaching the end of its life in many cases or being stretched beyond what was originally intended. Investing in our infrastructure is necessary for economic recovery and long-term, sustainable economic growth.