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.READ MORE: Rikers Island Federal Monitor Finds 'Conditions Have Progressively And Substantially Worsened'
“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.'”