Remembering Bud Shuster: Congressional ‘King of Asphalt’
The passing of Bud Shuster, the former Pennsylvania Congressman and self-proclaimed “King of Asphalt,” has left a void in the political landscape. Shuster, who served in the House of Representatives from 1973 to 2001, was 91 years old when he passed away on January 23, 2021.
Shuster was known for his passionate advocacy for infrastructure projects, particularly those related to highways and roads. He was a strong proponent of the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, which provided $200 billion for transportation projects over six years. He was also a leader in the effort to pass the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, which provided $151 billion for transportation projects over six years.
Shuster was a beloved figure in his home state of Pennsylvania, where he was known for his tireless work on behalf of his constituents. He was a champion of the state’s transportation needs, and his legacy will live on in the many projects he helped bring to fruition.
Shuster’s passing is a reminder of the importance of public service and the impact that one person can have on the lives of many. He will be remembered as a passionate advocate for infrastructure projects and a leader in the effort to improve the lives of his constituents. His legacy will live on in the many projects he helped bring to fruition.