Joe has led the House to take a number of steps to prioritize funding for transportation. For example, he led the effort to ensure that all of the money in the State Highway Fund will pay for transportation. For decades, some of that money had been diverted to other programs. He also worked with other state leaders to increase annual transportation funding by about $4 billion, without higher taxes and fees, in the 2015 legislative session. Joe's efforts to direct more state resources toward transportation has lessened the need for toll bonds to build new roads.