Letters
| October 7, 2020

NSSGA Urges Congress to Support State Dots During Pandemic

I am writing to urge you to continue working on a legislative package that will support our nation as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes targeted relief for the State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) that have seen drastic cuts due to the public health crisis. State DOT revenue losses were massive, and right at the height of the highway construction season, at least $37 billion is needed to fill this funding gap. Immediate aid is imperative to prevent further disruptions to planned transportation projects and allow state DOT employees and transportation construction workers to remain on the job.