The U.S. Department of Transportation said 3,700 workers were temporarily shot dead after Congress failed to approve travel plans ahead of a deadline that ended Friday morning.
A spokesman for the department said the agency was “taking every effort to reduce the consequences of this expiration of the approval” of the Highway Trust Fund.
Safety supervisors are freed from oil. Aides said U.S. lawmakers are considering extending the 30-day face-off as talks continue over infrastructure and spending costs.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on Friday said $ 50 billion of government land reform programs backed by the Highway Trust Fund are being suspended.
“It is depleting roads, transport and highway safety systems and undermines the important transport infrastructure across the country, which is detrimental to our economy and the quality of life of our communities,” Jim Tymon, AASHTO executive director, said in a statement. “This is unacceptable.”