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Dallas: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Contractors to Unveil New Push To Boost Federal Highway Funding

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ray LaHood joined with the Associated General Contractors of America to push for more federal highway funding and a long-term transportation bill during a visit to a local highway construction project.  Officials with the contractors group also unveiled details of a new nationwide advertising and education campaign, called #DriveBetterRoads. Texas stands to lose $4 billion in federal highway funding if Congress and the Obama administration do not pass a new surface transportation bill by May 31st and allow the Highway Trust Fund to go bankrupt. 

Secretary LaHood outlined steps Building America’s Future is taking to push for new more federal highway funding to avoid the May 31st shutdown during his visit to the I-30 manages lane project.  A representative from Austin Bridge and Road and a member of the Associated General Contractors, outlined details of the new #DriveBetterRoads campaign.  He also provided an update on the highway widening project, which his firm is performing.

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