Transportation & Infrastructure
West Virginia has significant highway construction needs: from Route 35 in Putnam and Mason counties, to Corridor H in Central and Eastern West Virginia, to Raleigh Street in Martinsburg. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito has continuously fought for federal investment in West Virginia’s highway infrastructure.
In addition to building new highways, we must also maintain the interstates, dams, ports and bridges we already have. The current federal highway bill expires in September 2014, and Shelley will be working with her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to craft a reauthorization bill that will make robust, long-term investments in West Virginia’s roads and bridges.
Shelley serves as a senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which oversees all aspects critical to our national transportation system. She currently serves on the following subcommittees: Highways and Transit; Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials; and Water Resources and Environment.
Additionally, Shelley is serving as a conferee on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, legislation that ensures efficient and effective water transportation. Waterways and ports support 9,900 West Virginia jobs and directly contribute $1.6 billion to the West Virginia economy. This legislation will reduce the $8 billion backlog of river construction projects, creating jobs and spurring growth.