The House and Senate are debating transportation today. What will they decide?

Right now, a small group of House and Senate leaders are negotiating their proposed transportation bills, and plan to bring a final bill before Congress in the coming weeks. Their decisions today have the potential to shape our communities for decades to come.

Can you take a moment to call your Senators and Representative? Let them know you want the conference committee to preserve the strong, bipartisan provisions contained in the Senate’s transportation bill MAP-21.

Click here for our one-stop page where you can look up your legislators, get the script and report your call. Or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your representatives’ office. Use the script below and leave a message with the person who answers the phone:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I live in [PLACE].

I’m calling to ask Representative/Senator [NAME] to support several important provisions from the Senate’s bipartisan transportation bill during conference committee. The conference committee on the transportation bill must do at least three things:

  1. Preserve the Senate provisions that provide dedicated funding for repairing our roads and bridges — and hold states accountable for repairing them;
  2. Protect my community’s access to funds in the Senate bill that make walking and biking safer by preserving the local grant program from the Cardin-Cochran amendment;
  3. Keep the flexibility for public transportation “operations” in the Senate bill that allows struggling transit agencies of all sizes to maintain service during a fiscal crisis.

Please support the provisions in the strong, bipartisan Senate transportation bill during the conference.

Thank you for your time.

Hang up and then if you can, tell us about your call. Make sure to call your Representative and both your Senators. And ask your friends to join you in making calls. Time is running out.

Equitable transportation investments are essential for helping struggling families, strengthening vulnerable communities, and to giving a much needed boost to our nation’s economy. We know this. And at this critical moment, we’ve got to make sure Congress understands it too.