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Pocan Releases Federal Report Ranking Wisconsin as 3rd Worst for Highway Infrastructure in the Nation

Jul 10, 2015
Press Release
71% of the state’s roads are in need of repair

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released a troubling Department of Transportation report detailing the urgent need to improve infrastructure in Wisconsin. A staggering 71 percent of the state’s roads are rated as being in poor or mediocre condition. This puts Wisconsin in the bottom three states for road conditions in the country. With Governor Scott Walker set to sign a budget which further reduces state investment in transportation projects, now is the time to take immediate action to ensure the current patch of Highway Trust Fund does not expire on July 31st.  

“Building roads and bridges are core functions of our government,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “Once again, Gov. Walker has failed to provide critical investment to programs that matter most to the people of Wisconsin.”

“Republicans in both Washington and Wisconsin are jeopardizing public safety and economic growth by failing to provide adequate funds for transportation needs,” continued Rep. Mark Pocan. “House Republicans continue to kick the can down the road and recklessly ignore the urgent crisis presented by the expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, one of the most important taxpayer-funded programs.”