We’ve got some bad news. Iowa recently overtook Pennsylvania for the dubious honor of having more structurally deficient bridges than any other state, according to an annual report published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
With a ranking like that you’d expect your state legislators to take action. Well, they did, but the wrong kind of action -- gutting the Iowa Department of Transportation’s budget by $4.85 million. To cut funding when our bridges are falling apart isn’t just irresponsible, it’s ridiculous.
Join Progress Iowa in calling on state legislators to restore funding and repair Iowa’s crumbling infrastructure.
We drive our families over structurally deficient bridges every day, often without even knowing it. Without adequate funding for more inspectors and more improvements, our state’s infrastructure will fall further behind, impacting our safety and our economy.
Add your name >>> tell your State Legislator know you won’t stand for drastic DOT cuts when our safety is at risk.