EAST PEORIA, Ill -- At a major Transportation Conference in
"And the more competitive countries like China and India and Brazil to some degree invest in infrastructure and make these countries more competitive, the tougher it is going to be for all of us as Americans to compete,” said Oberhelman. “And we've got to really keep an eye on that."
But, a ranking member of the US Senate Commerce Committee says no-one is planning on how to fund infrastructure improvements for the future.
The motor fuel tax fund is dwindling, since cars are getting better mileage.
"We know we're going to see a significant drop in some of the revenue that supports our transportation system,” said Ann Schneider, an IDOT Secretary. “Now is the time to really have that careful, thoughtful conversation about how do we fund the system."