Road Projects in Jeopardy

Road Projects in Jeopardy

A Senate panel was warned on Thursday that a looming shortfall in federal transportation funding could cancel construction projects this summer and put people out of work. “Reducing or eliminating transportation projects translates into job losses in the construction industry,” Vermont Agency of Transportation Deputy Secretary Sue Minter told the Senate public works committee. “In a small state like ours, this can tip the balance on our fragile economic recovery.” Sen. Bernie Sanders invited the Vermont official to testify about the need to shore up the Highway Trust Fund, which relies almost entirely on gasoline taxes.

To read Minter’s prepared testimony, click here.