The American Trucking Associations has joined together with the Louisiana Motor Transport Association in support of a bill that would fund highway infrastructure across the state of Louisiana. 

The bill in question, House Bill 514, would provide $300 million in funding for highway infrastructure across the state of Louisiana, including bridges, and would subsequently improve the flow of freight in Louisiana and the country as a whole, reported AJOT News.

HB 514 has already passed in the House and Senate by overwhelming majority, and will now need to be signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. 

“This is a historic piece of legislation that will provide significant new funding for our transportation system, it is an investment in our future economic competitiveness, safety and prosperity,” LMTA Executive Director Renee Amar said. “Gov. Edwards should sign this bill quickly so Louisianans can begin seeing its benefits.”

“As the federal government continues to debate investing in our nation’s roads and bridges, lawmakers in Louisiana are not waiting and are stepping up to address their state’s needs,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We are pleased to see the bipartisanship that led to passage of this bill and we urge Gov. Edwards to sign it into law.”