Passage of House Transportation Bill an Important Step Towards Improving Roads and Bridges

(WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015) - AAA’s President and CEO, Marshall Doney, has issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing a multi-year transportation bill today:

“Today’s passage of a multi-year transportation bill by the House is an important step toward improving our nation’s roads and bridges. This legislation is far from perfect, but it provides long overdue certainty for state and local governments, accelerates the deployment of 21st-century transportation technologies and ultimately will help decrease congestion and increase safety for motorists.

“The bipartisan collaboration that allowed this legislation to be considered in a timely manner is significant and signals a willingness to work with the Senate to send a bill to the President. While the debate is not over, today’s action by the House moves us a step closer to providing the motoring public with a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system. AAA will work to make this bill a bigger win for motorists as the legislation moves to conference.”