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Strong national and state highway systems are crucial for our economy and way of life. Lee Terry is proud to have voted for the six-year transportation reauthorization bill to bolster our economy through improved highways, new jobs, reduced traffic congestion, fewer fatalities, and increased driver convenience.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that 42,000 jobs are created for every $1 billion invested in transportation.
  • Nebraska would receive $1.4 billion for highway and transportation improvements under this legislation, which would help address the 10 percent increase in vehicle travel in our state over the past five years alone. Annually, congestion costs American drivers $67 billion in lost productivity and wasted motor fuel, and costs the average driver $1,160 a year during peak traffic times.

Lee Terry is proud that he was able to include in the bill funding for:

  • Resurfacing the Bellevue Bridge
  • widening of Cuming Street in Omaha
  • Construction of recreational trails in Douglas County

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