Stuck in traffic, boiling mad and ready to let Congress hear about it? There’s an app for that.
Available Tuesday, a new mobile device app will let you tell your member of the House and your senators whenever you see evidence that the roads, bridges and transit systems you use are falling apart.
“The harassment would amount to a permission slip for Congress to do something about it,” said Edward G. Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor who now co-chairs the transportation infrastructure advocacy group Building America’s Future.
Rendell said he’s testified before congressional committees a dozen times in the past two years, always with the same message.
“The cost of doing nothing is more than the cost of doing something,” he said, pointing to research that shows how much more expensive it will be to repair, replace or enhance roads, bridges and transit systems if they are allowed to continue to deteriorate.