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Highway lobby gets in line for $544 billion

I was wondering when we’d hear from AASHTO — the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (the “voice of transportation” a.k.a. the highway lobby).

This just in (via Traffic World and Carfree USA):

“AASHTO is weighing a $544.5 billion proposal for the next highway reauthorization bill…

Such a proposal would be almost double 2005’s $286 billion surface transportation bill, which was seen by many in the transportation community as a disappointment.”

It will be important to monitor how AASHTO and Transportation for America both position themselves for the upcoming funding battle.

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