Friday, June 3, 2011

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Yesterday we attended a meeting with the Minnesota Transportation Alliance ( http://www.transportationalliance.com/ ) regarding the potential “shut-down” of our state government on July 1st.

A statewide shutdown of our government would be costly to taxpayers; it would not save money as many people tend to believe. One person claimed a State office declared the price tag on a shutdown would begin at $240 million.

BR relies on state and federal funds for a fair amount of our work. While we would be able to survive such a shutdown, our roads might not. Minnesota’s roads are already stressed from years of insufficient funding. Temporarily stopping road projects would have a ripple effect on the quality of transportation in Minnesota for years to come.

Check out this quick 3 ½ minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL8a5tk9OB8

By,

John Kittleson

Vice President

Bituminous Roadways

Bituminous Roadways, Inc.
(651) 686-7001
1520 Commerce Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

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