There are two seasons in Nebraska: highway construction and football season. That from U-S Senator Ben Nelson who says the Senate is getting ready to pass the Highway and Safety Construction Reauthorization Bill. Senator Nelson says this will create jobs expand economic development and make Nebraska a safer place.
Senator Nelson says if all goes well Nebraska will receive $300-million from the federal gas tax this year and next. Senator Nelson says “Nebraska is geographically challenged with wide open spaces and not a lot of populations in certain locations but highways, roads, county roads, obviously city streets and community streets need to be constructed and that puts a lot of pressure on the budget.”
Senator Nelson now hopes the House of Representatives will also pass a highway bill so improvements in Nebraska can start soon.