To provide an ongoing update about efforts to improve U.S. transportation infrastructure, the American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is launching a new website appropriately titled "Are We There Yet?"
"'Are we there yet?' is the perennial question asked by kids on a long car trip – and is the same one all Americans should be asking about our entire transportation network," said John Horsley, AASHTO executive director. "Improving our transportation system must be a top priority for all of us since we are only investing half of what it would take to meet the needs of our nation's growing population, demand for freight, and aging roads, bridges, and transit."
With the expiration date looming for the current federal transportation authorization, AASHTO has today launched a national campaign to build awareness and provide information on the critical needs of our nation's transportation system.
He said the web site is designed to be a "one-stop shop" for current information on the condition of the country's infrastructure, state examples of successful projects, innovative technology, and focused solutions, as well as current highway pavement conditions.
The site also outlines AASHTO's proposals for the upcoming highway reauthorization legislation and includes facts about America's transportation infrastructure as well as a host of examples and information on issues ranging from safety and congestion, to freight and transit.