In response to the United States House passing the amended Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, now referred to as the Moving Forward Act, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued the following statement which can be attributed to Communications Director Stephanie Kane:
"ATFI applauds the renewed public emphasis on infrastructure funding coming from Congress. We are glad to see the House abandoning tolling pilot programs in this bill but believe the new guardrails on tolls should go further. As we seek to recover from the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, tolls will hurt businesses trying to reopen and double tax Americans trying to get back to work.
We look forward to working with Congress to further strengthen motorist protections and make the needed investments in our national interstate system without relying on tolls.”
To learn more about AFTI and join the Alliance please visit www.tollfreeinterstates.com. In addition to joining ATFI you can stay connected by following the Alliance on Twitter at @No2Tolls and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TollFreeInterstates.