Highway maintenance has been getting short shrift in state budgets, according to a recent report from Smart Growth America. But a bill introduced in the Senate today seeks to address the imbalance between road construction and maintenance.
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin has introduced legislation that would help address the imbalance in funding for highway maintenance versus construction. Photo: Ben Cardin
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin’s Preservation and Renewal of Federal-Aid Highways Act would require states to develop targets for road maintenance. It would also give USDOT authority to establish and hold states to standards for “state of good repair” on federal highways.
Smart growth advocates and transportation reformers applauded the announcement today, saying it would help put the country back on a sustainable, fiscally responsible path.... http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/06/15/fix-it-first-bill-introduced-in-senate/