The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) President & CEO Chris Jahn has praised U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act,” to reauthorize the FAST Act which expires in October 2020.
“Our country’s infrastructure is in desperate need of investment after years of neglect,” Jahn said. “A strong infrastructure network plays a critical role in not only the economic prosperity of communities and individuals, but also their safety and well-being.”
The proposed surface transportation bill would provide $287 billion over 5 years, nearly a 30% increase over current levels. “That increase is a much-needed shot in the arm, especially for rural America where infrastructure deficiencies can lead to supply chain bottlenecks and where bridge or road outages can literally cut off communities from each other.”