Maloney Supports Bipartisan Plan to Prevent Bankruptcy of Highway Trust Fund
Washington – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) supported bipartisan legislation to prevent the bankruptcy of the highway trust fund which passed by a vote of 367-55. In addition, he announced a new survey which asks Hudson Valley commuters, families, and businesses about the local transportation and infrastructure challenges they face.
“We can’t just recklessly put the brakes on tens of thousands of projects – it would be disastrous for local jobs and our economy. Moving forward, we need a long term solution for bold investments in our roads, rails and bridges which will create jobs and grow our economy,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “Folks in the Hudson Valley know firsthand the challenges faced by our crumbling infrastructure and transportation systems – all of us see it every day on the way to work or dropping our kids off at soccer practice which is why I want to hear directly from my neighbors all across the region.”
According to a new report by the National Economic Council, 48,389 jobs will be jeopardized and 6,402 active highway and transit projects will be slowed or stopped if Congress failed to act on replenishing the highway trust fund. New York has 114,592 miles of public roads, 23 percent of which are in poor condition.