Pew Letter Expresses Support for 3 Areas of Transportation Bill

Provisions needed for national parks, wildlife corridors, and flood-resilient infrastructure

Pew Letter Expresses Support for 3 Areas of Transportation Bill

The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter June 29 to U.S. House of Representatives leadership and the chair and ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee about the Invest in America Act, which is now part of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. The letter expresses support for three elements of the transportation reauthorization legislation: investing in transportation needs in national parks, ensuring resiliency in transportation planning and construction, and preventing vehicle-caused wildlife mortality.

Fact Sheet

Why We Need to Fix Our Parks

Quick View
Fact Sheet

The National Park Service (NPS) is over 100 years old, and the infrastructure and facilities at the more than 400 sites it manages nationwide are aging. Add wear and tear from visitors and inconsistent annual funding, and the Park Service can’t keep pace with needed repairs. NPS’s maintenance backlog has grown to an estimated $12 billion, and nearly half of that is for highest-priority assets.

Wyoming
Wyoming

Wildlife Migration Corridors in the Western U.S. Need Identification, Conservation

Quick View

The seasonal migration patterns of North American wildlife such as mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and elk play an essential role in sustaining these animals throughout the year.