Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords is urging the passage of a transportation bill that could bring one billion dollars in funding to the state’s roads, trails and bridges. The federal spending plan represents an increase of 37 percent over funding from 1998 to 2003.
Senators have spent the last few weeks debating the bill. Jeffords is the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He says the bill is “on the fast track” to being approved.