On April 9, 2015, Stand Up for Transportation Day, a powerful message was sent to Congress:
It is time for a long-term investment in our roads, bridges and public transportation!
More than 150 events were held across the country to advocate for sustainable and reliable federal transportation funding before current funding expires on May 31, 2015.
In Des Moines, we hosted a panel discussion with guest speaker Congressman David Young who gave a brief talk and answered questions on federal transportation issues. Young serves on the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
The panel discussion included Ben McLean, Ruan Transportation; John Cinealis, The Toro Company; and Jake Christensen, Christensen Development. Panel members discussed how transportation infrastructure and the need for long-term funding affects their company, their employees and Greater Des Moines.
Open Street Event
An open street event was also held on 12th Street in Downtown Des Moines. Attendees could grab lunch from local food trucks, sign a DART bus in support and speak with local organizations about the importance of transportation.
For more event photos, visit our Facebook album.