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Fri Jul 17, 2015, 06:30 PM

Union pushes for long-term highway fix

Source: The Hill

By Keith Laing

The Laborersí International Union of North America is urging Congress to pass a long-term extension of federal transportation funding that is set to expire at the end of the month instead of relying on a temporary patch to keep road funding flowing.

Lawmakers are facing a July 31 deadline for the expiration of current infrastructure funding, and Republican leaders in both chambers have floated potential short- and long-term extensions to help pay for the nation's transportation projects.

LIUNA General President Terry OíSullivan said Friday that Congress should opt for a longer solution to the looming transportation funding cliff that has been floated by the Senate.

"It is encouraging that some senators are stepping forward to find a solution that will provide long-term sustainable investment. Too many lives are at stake, too many jobs are at risk and our nationís place in the world is threatened without it," he said in a statement.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/248338-union-pushes-for-long-term-highway-fix

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 06:42 PM

1. I doubt that there is a town, city or rural area in the country that does not need this. We have

potholes and bridges and ramps etc. that are falling to pieces. This is a country like none of us have ever seen before. At least when I was young the roads were dirt and gravel. Easy fixes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 07:35 PM

2. good luck with that

Meanwhile, our cars are falling apart from the suspension on up, navigating roads that are worse than unpaved roads.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 08:13 PM

3. hey, let's treat the streets like Amtrak! cut the budget by a quarter every year and say

it's because service is so bad! and then demand it turn a profit! and then sell it off when it does!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 08:17 PM

4. Tax the rich, who will make their $ using upgraded public roads and bridges.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 08:42 PM

5. Our highways are a mess.

a national disgrace.

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