Tell President Trump and your U.S. Senators to support an immediate infusion of $49.95 billion in funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs)! Thousands of construction jobs may be on the line if they do not act soon.
Due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, many state DOTs have delayed projects, as transportation revenue projections show significant declines nationwide. Without immediate federal funding to state DOTs to help ensure these projects can move forward, the threat of significant layoffs grows exponentially and the long-term economic and community benefits such projects generate could be in jeopardy.
Currently, projections show a 50 percent vehicle traffic decline and, in certain states, a 67 percent toll road traffic decline. As a result, state DOTs are facing a 30 percent decline on average in their transportation revenue over the next 18 months, but some could experience losses as high as 45 percent.
The Trump Administration and Congress must support providing state DOTs with additional funding to help combat the threat of further project delays construction worker layoffs. This funding is essential in order to achieve the long-term benefits from infrastructure investment.