New Tool Educates Public, Elected Officials About Highway Trust Fund Crisis

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials this week unveiled a new informational tool designed to educate the public and elected officials about the potential impact of an insolvent Highway Trust Fund.

The "Nation at a Crossroads" is a web-based infographic, mobile app and printed brochure that provides a national perspective on surface transportation investments. It also provides state-level information to help tell the story of how federal funding affects transportation investment priorities.

"Surface transportation is a national issue, but it also is a very local issue that affects Americans on a personal level," said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director. "This information tool describes the national implications of not supporting the Highway Trust Fund, as well as how transportation will be impacted on a state and local level."

The information included in the infographic was collected from AASHTO members as well as industry sources such as the US Department of Transportation, TRIP, American Public Transportation Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The web-based version of the infographic is available at http://invest.transportation.org, and the mobile app version for both iOS and Android is available for download at http://invest.transportation.org/app.

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