Tester Secures Funds For Trucking Infrastructure
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announces that he secured $1.1 million for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) through his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funding will go toward the MDT Truck Parking Project, which will improve safety by providing a safe place for truck drivers to park and rest, and allows carriers to plan routes and realistic delivery times by providing Montana parking locations and availability.
Tester worked across the aisle for months to negotiate the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a group of five Republicans and four Democrats, and he was the only member of Montanaâ€™s congressional delegation to vote for it.
â€śThe trucking industry plays a critical role in Montanaâ€™s economy, keeping goods moving across the northern border and all over the Treasure State,â€ť Tester said. â€śWeâ€™ve all seen the impact that supply chain disruptions have on consumer prices and small businesses, which is why weâ€™ve got to make sure our truck drivers have the resources and infrastructure they need to get goods where they need to go safely and efficiently. Iâ€™m proud to have secured this funding for MDT to do just that.â€ť
Tester has been Montanaâ€™s leading advocate for the trucking industry. Tester first called for the northern border to fully re-open in May, urging the Biden Administration to work with Canadian officials to swiftly and safely open the border. Earlier this year, he urged DHS to allow all truck drivers and other essential travel across the northern border.
Tester worked across the aisle for months to negotiate the Infrastr ucture Investment and Jobs Act with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House, and he was the only member of Montanaâ€™s congressional delegation to vote for it. Testerâ€™s law is projected to create more than 800,000 American jobs and lower costs for businesses by making targeted investments that will strengthen our nation without raising taxes on working families.