Thursday, May 22, 2008
HR 4827 Request Letter
Ladies & Gentlemen:
My name is David Moe and I am a member of the US Route 50 Association.
We are a group of citizens and county government representatives in the Potomac Highland region of the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland and West Virginia concerned with the lack of transportation infrastructure in our region necessary for job creation and economic growth.
In addition to improvements to US Route 50 our organization is advocating the extension of Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Corridor O from I-68 near Cumberland, MD to Corridor H in West Virginia.
ADHS Corridor O is US Route 220 and coincides with US 50 for a few miles in West Virginia.
We are requesting your legislators to co-sponsor HR 4827 in the House and introduce similar legislation in the Senate as was done in the 109th Congress as HR 5031 and S 719.
HR 4827 was introduced in December of 2007 by Congressman Alan Mollohan (D-WV) and we have just learned Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) has agreed to co-sponsor it in the House.
If nothing can be accomplish this legislative session we request this be incorporated in the SAFE-TEA LU re-authorization legislation next year.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and we hope to hear from you soon.