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Highway Bill Introduced in Senate

The Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest wildlife conservation group in the United States, today praised the introduction of the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and improve many of the nation's surface transportation programs.

"We applaud the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for their bipartisan effort to write a surface transportation bill that provides numerous benefits to wildlife," said Timothy C Brady, president of the Boone and Crockett Club.  "This legislation is the first step to improving migration corridors and reducing the number of vehicle collisions with wildlife."

America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 includes a number of priorities that the Boone and Crockett Club advocated for including:

  • Funding to improve wildlife crossings on major highways;
  • Funding to research new technologies and approaches that have the highest likelihood of reducing vehicle collisions with wildlife;
  • Extension of a program that provides mandatory funding to repair Forest Service roads.

Brady said, "We thank Republican Senator John Barrasso and Democratic Senator Tom Carper, who lead the Committee, and Members of the Committee for developing this critical legislation. The Boone and Crocket Club looks forward to working with the full Senate to advance this bill through the legislative process and send it to the President's desk."