Tell your average American of a way in which they can vent their travel frustrations directly to Congress, and they will likely require no second invitation. Thanks to a new free app called “I’m Stuck”, they now have the ability to do just that.
Described as a “new method of grassroots advocacy”, “I’m Stuck” gives commuters and passengers the chance to let members of Congress know as soon as there is gridlock at the likes of airports and rail stations.
An interactive map was also recently released, which uses the information collected by the app to create a visual representation of where the worst delays are currently being experienced.
“I’m Stuck” is the brainchild of Building America’s Future (www.bafuture.org), a bipartisan coalition of public officials “dedicated to bringing about a new era of US investment in infrastructure that enhances our nation’s prosperity and quality of life”.
The organisation is co-chaired by four luminaries: Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation; Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City; Edward Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania; and Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California (he’s also had a few other roles, we understand).
Referring to the app, Rendell said it “gives commuters and passengers a tool to voice their frustrations to Congress. It is called ‘I’m Stuck’, but the truth is America is stuck until Washington decides to take action [on infrastructure investment].”