AOPA has been critical of the proposed Honolulu Highway Repair Project (HDRP) as an important vehicle for the U.S. government to improve highway maintenance across the country.
AOPA recently sent a letter to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) asking him to vote against HCRP.
Blumenau, the ranking member of the House Transportation Committee, has also previously called for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to cancel the HCRp project, claiming that the federal agency has been unable to secure the necessary federal funding for the project.
In March, Blumenaus office received a letter from AOPA requesting that he call on the FAA to cancel HCR to the benefit of road repair and road repair equipment.
In a statement to The Hill, AOPA said the letter was a “misguided attempt” to make a political statement, but added that it is important that the project get the funding it needs.
“It is important to note that the Honolulu project is part of the Department of Transportation’s efforts to build a more robust infrastructure that helps us meet the needs of drivers and passengers,” the organization said.
“This project is an essential component of that infrastructure and is critical to the Nation’s road safety efforts.
Blumenaeu also has voiced opposition to the Honolulu highway repair effort, claiming it is a distraction from the work being done to improve air quality across the nation. “
In the past, the Administration has repeatedly stated that it supports and supports the work that is underway to address the nation’s road congestion, and that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is in the process of assessing the costs of that effort.”
Blumenaeu also has voiced opposition to the Honolulu highway repair effort, claiming it is a distraction from the work being done to improve air quality across the nation.
“I think it is absolutely clear that this is the last thing that the people of Hawaii need,” Blumenaul said.
The Hawaii Highway Repair Program is one of several highway maintenance projects the Department has approved to fund over the next few years.
In 2016, the FAA issued a $3 billion order to expand the Highway Improvement Program.
This project would provide funding to repair, improve and maintain the nation´s highways and other public transit systems.
“The FAA is a leader in the Federal highway system,” Blumens office said in a statement.
“FAA is committed to improving the safety and performance of our infrastructure, and we’re confident that HARP will improve the quality of life for our communities, visitors, and drivers.
We look forward to working with Congressman Blumenburg and the rest of the Congress to get this project moving and to make it a priority.