Gwinnett Daily Post– U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) said the federal House of Representatives’ approval of a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund will protect those projects while a long-term solution is hammered out.
The extension comes while debate continues at the national level about how to fix the fund to pay for highway and mass transit projects. The fund had been set to expire at the end of the month. The extension means funding for transportation projects will continue to be available — but only until July 31.
“Providing efficient, accountable, and lasting solutions for the American people is the No. one priority, and this bill creates a necessary pathway forward to reach that goal,” said Woodall, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in a statement released Wednesday.
“America’s infrastructure needs cannot be fully addressed in a short-term measure, but as a mechanism for getting where we want to be, the House acted to prevent disruption of projects across the country and is committed to providing certainty for our states and businesses,” Woodall added.