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Guest column/Long-term highway bill needed

May 19, 2014

We know that infrastructure investments and job creation go hand-in-hand. Road and bridge projects don't just mean safer and less congested roads and construction jobs they also help attract new employers and economic development. Two years ago, Democrats and Republicans came together to pass a two-year highway bill that allowed for approximately $50 billion per year for transportation programs. This bipartisan effort ensured that states could make highway and bridge repairs, build more efficient transportation routes, and invest in public transportation. But with 47 structurally deficient bridges in Jefferson County alone, more work is needed to protect Eastern Ohioans.

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