January 14, 2014
By KWGS News
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin testified before the U.S. Transportation Committee. In her role as the chair of the National Governors' Association, Fallin urged the lawmakers to negotiate a path forward on reauthorization of the act.
She told the committee members, the nation’s comprehensive surface transportation system supports and enhances economic growth, job creation and global competitiveness.
MARY FALLIN: "A continued federal investment is necessary to leverage our improvement efforts and create a cohesive transportation system across the nation. States must make efforts to manage federal structures within individual jurisdictions. However, the burden of maintaining the nation’s entire transportation network cannot be left only to the states. Both governments must partner to invest in quality infrastructure and meet our nation’s transportation needs."
The Governor said the reauthorization is one of the Association's top priorities and that America must reinvest in our infrastructure.
MARY FALLIN: "Well managed dollars committed to infrastructure improvements directly impact our economy and enhance the ability of our industries to transport goods and provide services. Investing today in transportation is investing long term in our economic viability and the safety of our citizens."