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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Call to Action: Transportation Programs Expire Sept. 30

On September 30, the federal surface transportation law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, expires and immediate Congressional action is needed to keep transportation projects moving across the U.S.

America’s transportation networks are essential to the recovery of the economy from the nation’s pandemic, yet the future of federal transportation programs remains uncertain. The COVID-19 pandemic has created fiscal strain at the local level with an estimated $360 billion in lost revenue over three years, and the uncertainty of the federal share of transportation funding only adds to this burden.

Please contact Senators Menendez and Booker and your Representative in the House as soon as possible.

Here are some talking points for your phone calls.

On September 30, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expires, and federal transportation programs for roads, bridges, and transit will not be able to move forward.

Immediate Congressional action is needed to keep transportation projects moving across the U.S. in communities like mine.

We ask that Congress1) extend the FAST Act for one-year and 2) elevate funding appropriately in FY2021 given that the COVID-19 pandemic has created fiscal strain at the local level with billions in estimated lost revenue for city and state governments.

Does the [Representative/Senator] support this?

Please let us know how they respond to your calls. Email results to jmoran@njlm.org.

Contact: Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst, jmoran@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x121.

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