February 26, 2013
That’s why NOW is the time to speak out for a transportation funding solution for
Why act NOW? Because of the way that transportation is funded. The Federal government will pay for half of the Purple Line and Red Line, but they have a fixed pot of money and it is almost gone. In order to get our share, we have to put OUR half on the table first.
That’s the process: the state puts the money on the table first, the Federal government approves and matches, and construction starts. Without a state transportation funding increase, we can’t claim our money, the funds will be gone, and the projects will be dead in their tracks.
The need for action couldn’t be any greater than it is right now.