LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce joined 262 local, regional and state chambers of commerce urging Congress to resolve the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, and to pass a long term federal transportation authorization bill.
Chambers of commerce are keenly aware that infrastructure investment is an important economic issue. Without a sustainable source of funding, the federal Highway Trust Fund will face a deep deficit that will require major cuts or potential halts in highway and transit projects. This lack of investment will jeopardize much needed economic and job growth in cities and regions.
“We know that a reliable and resilient transportation network is vital to the economy,” says President & CEO Gary Toebben. “We need a sustainable source of funding to grow jobs and keep our nation moving.”
Read the Chambers for U.S. Infrastructure Investment letter to Congress at: www.acce.org/transportation.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.