By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA

For the first time in 12 years of Highway Trust Fund (HTF) crises, U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats are pushing a real solution. Now is the time for you to contact your senators and tell them to support this effort.

Members of the Senate Finance Committee are considering a revenue plan that includes:

  1. A vehicle miles traveled fee on heavy commercial trucks;
  2. A national electric vehicle registration fee; and
  3. Indexing federal motor fuels user fees.

The resulting revenues would help pay for America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), which would authorize $287 billion in highway projects over five years. It represents a 27 percent increase in investment and is currently the only legislative option being discussed.

Urge your senators to support this three-part revenue proposal and play a leadership role in the passage of ATIA this spring.

Use this link to ARTBA’s Grassroots Action Center. It will allow you to send an email and tweet to them in less than a minute.