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Tell the Highway Lobby and PennDOT about Your ’09 Transportation Priorites

PennDOT and AASHTO Join forces to campaign for better roads, need public input

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have launched a campaign to influence President-elect Obama’s federal transportation spending priorities. The campaign, joined by PennDOT, launched the website IToldThePresident.org to provide the public with a forum to submit written and video comments.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials advocates transportation-related policies and provides technical services to support states in their efforts to efficiently and safely move people and goods.

AASHTO President Allen. D. Biehler, P.E. “Now is this time to have your voice heard about how transportation not only affects us every day, but is the very cornerstone of a vibrant American economy.”

PennDOT’s press release starts out by saying that “motorists who wish they could tell someone how they can improve transportation now have the opportunity to tell the President-elect and
Congress.”

Last we checked, motorists weren’t the only ones who are affected every day by transportation. Regardless of PennDOT’s agenda, here is an opportunity to build awareness about the importance of America’s transportation system. A major challenge facing President-elect Obama and the new Congress will be to pass a new transportation bill before the current federally funded highway and transit programs expire on Sept. 30.

The campaign will continue through the inauguration and will compile videos and comments to present to key federal officials in January.

Please see: IToldThePresident.org to voice your concerns.

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