Facebook, YouTube Campaign Urges Americans to Tell Congress about Transportation Needs

January 20, 2011

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As Congress begins work on a new transportation bill, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials this week launched a social media campaign to generate public opinion about what priorities should be included.

Travelers, truckers, commuters, cyclists - anyone who uses the nation's transportation network - are invited to share their transportation comments and concerns using AASHTO's Facebook and YouTube pages.

"What better time than now during the first month of the new Congress to tell members what Americans need and want when it comes to transportation," said John Horsley, AASHTO executive director. "We expect Congress to draft new legislation this year that will set transportation policy and funding levels for years to come. It is AASHTO's goal to help Congress understand the priorities of the American people."

During the six-week campaign, people can use AASHTO's Facebook page to post YouTube videos and written comments about their transportation priorities, ideas, and personal stories.

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