Federal government grants nation millions for road repairs
With some cities in the U.S. recovering from past natural disasters and winter fast approaching, road repairs need to be done quickly and efficiently. Recently, Ray LaHood, the U.S. Department of Transportation's secretary, announced the government's plans to grant funds to various regions nationwide that have been affected by storms in the last two decades. About $215 million will be used primarily to repair damaged roadways and bridges, which will assist the trucking industry in providing safer routes and smoother rides.
The funding will come from the emergency program sanctioned by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which will also help oversee the repairs that will occur in 34 states, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
"Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible,” Secretary LaHood said in a statement. "They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work."
Truckers will see the most repairs on the roads in states like California, North Dakota and Vermont.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
With some cities in the U.S. recovering from past natural disasters and winter fast approaching, road repairs need to be done quickly and efficiently.