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More than 250 chambers urge congress to fund transportation

Say Highway Trust Fund needs a sustainable source of funding

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 3, 2015) — Nine state organizations have joined more than 250 chambers in signing their names to a letter sent to Washington urging Congress to resolve the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund and to pass a long term federal transportation authorization bill.

chambersThe letter states: “Without a sustainable source of funding, the Trust Fund will be in a deep deficit that will require major cuts in federal highway and transit funding or a potential halt of the entire federal transportation program, which would jeopardize much needed economic and job growth in our cities and regions. Indeed, many states have already halted certain projects in anticipation of such cuts. We need your support to ensure the viability of this critical component of the nation’s economy, including its ability to accelerate job growth.”

State organizations that signed the letter are:

  • Christian County Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce
  • Commerce Lexington
  • Greater Louisville
  • Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership & Engagement
  • Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
  • West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance