Get Involved

Hold states accountable for repairing their roads & bridges

Thanks for your interest in sending a letter. Unfortunately, comments are closed and letters were delivered at the end of the day on May 7, 2015. Check in on the T4America blog for more about the issue.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is in the process of writing new rules to hold states accountable for the condition of their roads and bridges. USDOT’s strong first draft rule was a step in the right direction and we want to thank them — and ensure they don’t bow to pressure to soften the requirements. USDOT is truly listening to comments and making changes as a result, so join us and send a letter.

Can you take just one minute to sign this letter below? We’ll generate a hard copy and hand-deliver it straight to USDOT for you before the May 8 deadline. Just read it over and fill out the information at the bottom and click submit.

Background: The 2012 transportation law (MAP-21) requires transportation agencies to begin using a new system of performance measures to govern how federal dollars are spent. USDOT is working to establish these new metrics (like safety, the state of repair, congestion, etc) through an iterative process of draft rules, feedback, refined drafts and final rules. USDOT’s first rule on roadway safety wasn’t a good one, to put it bluntly, and it failed to ensure that safety would improve. Yet the thousands of comments we collected played a part in improving it. USDOT incorporated that feedback into this improved draft for roads and bridges, requiring progress on all targets — not just 50 percent of them. We need to let USDOT know that we support the changes they made and that requiring progress across the board is just as essential for evaluating the condition of our roads and bridges.

By clicking submit, you are generating a letter to be sent to USDOT with your name and information, and being added to the Transportation for America team. You can unsubscribe at anytime and we never share your information.