Senate To Pass Long-Term Transportation Bill

Governor Robert Bentley appeared before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday in Washington telling U.S. senators that states need Congress to pass a long-term highway funding bill to provide certainty for road construction projects.

He appeared along with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Bentley urged Congress to pass a long-term bill of at least five years before the present highway funding law ends in May. Bentley said he would support projects of regional or national interest competing in a separate category for funding. He said an Interstate 10 bridge at Mobile would fit in that category.

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