On Wednesday, the National Association of Counties, along with a coalition of 87 other trade associations, unions and organizations, wrote a letter to congressional leadership calling for a one-year surface transportation extension. The current surface transportation authorization expires September 30, just three weeks away. In addition to a straight extension, the signatories asked for $37 billion in emergency funding for state departments of transportation as well as asked lawmakers to, “ensure solvency of the Highway Trust Fund for the duration of the extension at a minimum.”