WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 6, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the passage of the highway bill, a multi-year surface transportation bill that reauthorizes and reforms federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. The legislation was advanced by the House by a strong 363-64 bipartisan vote.
“Anyone who has ever driven on our Michigan roads knows we need to make long-term, strategic investments in our crumbling infrastructure,” said Upton. “The innovative, bipartisan legislation we advanced today maintains a strong commitment to public safety, will help create jobs and boost our economy, and help improve the quality of life for those in Michigan and across the country. It also gives local stakeholders and the Michigan Department of Transportation more flexibility in choosing programs and improving our transportation infrastructure where it’s needed most.”