Stand Up for Transportation Day
By Lyle Harris
The federal Highway Trust Fund authorization legislation is set to expire in less than eight weeks. To make matters worse, the fund will be bankrupt by the end of August. Time and time again, Congress has passed short-term funding measures, hampering state and regional transportation agencies ability to finance and implement big-ticket infrastructure projects.
At 11 a.m., Thursday, April 9 at the Five Points station Amphitheatre, join Keith T. Parker, MARTA CEO; Luz Borrero, DeKalb County Deputy COO; Doug Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission Executive Directory; Stacey Key, Georgia Department of Transportation Board Member for Stand Up for Transportation Day.
The event will feature opening remarks from the Honorable David Scott, Congressman for Georgia’s 13th District and community thought leaders in an interactive conversation about the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
Stand Up for Transportation Day will be a local day for national education and outreach to the public and our elected officials. Our goal is to raise awareness for the nation’s long-term transportation infrastructure funding plight.
Help send a message to Congress that the expansion, maintenance and upkeep of our public transit, roads and bridges need to be dealt with now and we need long-term investment in our aging infrastructure.
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