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May 25, 2020

State Departments Of Transportation Request More Money

As Connecting the Dots reported last week, state departments of transportation (DOTs) expect a 30 percent loss in state transportation revenues over the next 18 months, a deficit that will amount to nearly $50 billion.

Efforts are now underway to ask federal lawmakers to address these shortfalls. Last week, state departments of transportation wrote a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders asking for $50 billion in funds to backstop revenues for state transportation activities for the next 18 months.

Metals Service Center Institute member companies also are encouraged to weigh in on this issue. To help industry employees voice their support for increased federal infrastructure spending, a coalition of steel industry groups has created a portal that allows individual employees and industry leaders to write to President Donald Trump and members of Congress asking them to invest in infrastructure, which will create millions of good-paying jobs and provide a major boost to the economy. Click here to send a letter.