WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today questioned transportation experts about how rural states like West Virginia can best benefit from the reauthorization of the federal highway bill. She also asked about bridge infrastructure—critical infrastructure that has been neglected in years past.
“We have quite a few deficient bridges,” Senator Capito said. “What we’ve found—and we’re trying to remedy this in our legislation—is if a governor has a choice to build a five-mile four-lane highway or fix a deficient bridge, we all know what’s going to have a bigger kick back home.”
As chairman of EPW’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Senator Capito is working to ensure bridge rehabilitation is prioritized as she helps finalize a federal highway bill.
Click here to watch Senator Capito in the hearing.
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