The average commuting American spent 54 hours sitting in traffic in 2019. Vehicle crashes in our country kill more than 32,000 people a year. And transportation is America's biggest source of health-harming and climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions -- releasing 1.9 billion tons of CO2 annually.
To address these problems, our leaders should be investing in infrastructure that makes sense for this century, not the last. After all, wouldn't you rather live in a country where it's easier to get around? Where families can bike and walk safely? Where people who do need to drive have cars that emit little to no pollution?
The good news is that, with the House's recent passage of the INVEST in America Act, we have unprecedented legislative momentum for transforming America's transportation. But we need the Senate to step up. Will you urge your senators to invest in a cleaner, safer transportation future?