By KATHRYN A. WOLFE, ADAM SNIDER and BURGESS EVERETT
3/28/12 11:37 PM EDT
The doomsday clock is ticking down on a Sunday expiration of surface transportation programs, and there’s nowhere those bells are tolling as loudly as back home in lawmakers’ districts.
State transportation departments are already preparing for the worst: North Carolina has tallied up about $1.2 billion worth of infrastructure projects at stake, West Virginia is preparing to idle projects and nationally many paychecks and jobs are on the line.
If Congress can’t come together on an extension by April 1, the federal government’s ability to collect and spend most of the federal gasoline tax money that fuels the nation’s transportation system will come to a screeching halt... FULL ARTICLE
Wed, March 28, 2012
by John Cox