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WEDA Members: Please Contact Your Legislator for Transportation Funding

Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Purtell
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Request JFC To Fund Transportation Projects

WEDA is working with other statewide associations in an effort to have Joint Finance Committee (JFC) approve DOT’s October 19 request for $350 million in contingency bonding that was approved in the State budget. We ask that you consider sending a letter to your region's legislative team supporting that bonding. As you may recall, the Governor proposed borrowing $1.3 billion for transportation in the new biennial budget, but the legislature reduced that to $500 million with an option to add $350 million later upon JFC approval of the contingency bonding that is the subject of this request.

For your consideration, click here for a sample letter for your use in communicating with your legislators in support of this needed funding. As background, the DOT’s October 19 request to JFC and the appendix has been provided. This will be helpful in understanding the local impacts.

Please contact James Buchen, WEDA's new legislative contact, with any questions. James can be reach at

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