3:01 PM EDT
Bill Pascrell Jr., D-NJ 8th

Mr. PASCRELL. I thank the gentleman.

Our Nation is facing a difficult economic environment. Commuters are flocking to increased bus and rail options due to fuel costs. We hope that those options are available. Just when we need more investment in highways and transit, the resources and the sources are dwindling.

This administration has consistently ignored the tough issues, such as advancing a real plan for renewal and expansion of the highway trust fund. In [Page: H8040]

the immediate term, I urge all my colleagues on both sides to vote ``yes'' on the Highway Trust Fund Restoration Act.