OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A deadline was fast approaching in Washington, D.C. as of Monday, with the Federal Highway Trust Fund running on empty and the possibility of hundreds of road projects coming to a halt.
As CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer warned drivers that federal money for repairs and rebuild highways, bridges and overpasses is about to run out.
“It’s called the ‘highway shutdown,'” Schumer said Monday. “You’ve heard of the government shutdown — and the government did shut down — we don’t want to have a ‘highway shutdown.'”