Rounds Introduces SDDOT Secretary Bergquist as Witness at Senate EPW Hearing
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist as a witness at an EPW hearing to discuss America’s transportation needs.
“I’ve known Darin for years and I had the opportunity to actually appoint him as Secretary of Transportation when I was Governor,” said Rounds. “I can share with you that he has seen the ins and outs of trying to work with limited funding and in a rural state in which there’s always a challenge in how you take the dollars and spread them out, and literally deliver the best you can.”
Rounds went on to emphasize the importance of passing a long-term transportation bill that recognizes the needs of rural states as well as urban ones.
“The federal highway program is vital to making sure South Dakota has the funds that we need to manage our state’s highways and bridges, thereby providing for economic growth so that all South Dakotans can travel safely.”