“Congress continues to pass short-term measures with flat funding that falls short of meeting our country’s needs,” DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx says. “I am once again taking my message directly to the American people because they know that Band-Aid funding measures don’t build bridges; they don’t create jobs; and they don’t help us compete in the 21st century. We need to put our country back to work with a long-term funding plan."
Foxx is embarking on a four-day bus
tour starting Feb. 17 to highlight the importance of investing in
America’s infrastructure, as well as to encourage Congress to act on a
long-term transportation infrastructure bill.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation,
Foxx’s tour will begin in Tallahassee, Fla., and take him through
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The tour
will end at Union Station in Washington, D.C