As Nation Travels for Holiday Weekend, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
Building America’s Future urges travelers to use the “I’m Stuck” App to urge legislators to take action
Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – With millions of Americans leaving home for the July 4 holiday weekend, Building America’s Future is renewing its call for people to use its mobile app to report travel delays and remind representatives in Congress about the dire state of American roads, bridges, airports and rails.
This year, AAA expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home – a nearly 3 percent increase over last year’s record for the holiday. The vast majority – 37.5 million Americans – will be on the road over the holiday weekend, meaning traffic jams will be on the rise. Air travel is also expected to increase almost 5 percent over last year, adding to the frustration of travel.
“A comprehensive infrastructure package must be long-term and well-funded, and it needs to include direct, federal dollars to address our nation’s tremendous needs,” said Marcia Hale, president of Building America’s Future. “All Americans should encourage Congress and the Administration to offer critical dollars in order to address our aging roads, rails, runways and bridges. Our collapsing infrastructure must be a priority, or we will continue to fall behind as a nation.”
Americans can make their voices heard in Washington by using the “I’m Stuck” app. They’ll be able to report problems directly with their representatives in Congress, and share their pain and frustrations of outdated and overburdened transportation systems.
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About the “I’m Stuck” App:
The free “I’m Stuck” app was created by Building America’s to give delayed travelers a way to communicate their frustration directly to their U.S. Representative or Senator. The app immediately emails a user’s Member of Congress with details about a particular delay, as a way to display the real-world, everyday gridlock caused by America’s lack of funding for infrastructure and transportation. 15,780 users have already downloaded I’m Stuck, and users have already sent 14,822 e-mails to Congress. Downloaded here!