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From an early point in our lives, we are taught that our actions, and even inactions, have consequences. This lesson is repeatedly reinforced through life experiences, and becomes central to how we approach many important decisions regarding education, employment, marriage and parenting.
Ask any road builder that you know about the subject of work zone safety and the sad fact is every one of them has a story about a car crashing into one of their job sites. Even worse, most of them have colleagues who were seriously injured or killed in one of those crashes. Now ask any office worker how many colleagues they have lost because a car came crashing into their office space. I am pretty sure the response will be quite different.
There is a lot to be said for getting active at a national level, and it is a lot easier than most members probably imagine.
After many years of short-term extensions and funding patches, Congress finally passed a five-year transportation authorization bill with sufficient revenue to provide annual funding increases for highway and transit construction programs.