It seems like the din of early morning traffic can catch an ear, even all the way up on The Hill.
A spokesperson for Congressman Mo Brooks (R-5th) details his quest for answers about recent traffic gridlock outside Redstone Arsenal.
Brooks sent a letter to big wigs in the army, expressed frustration to Redstone leadership, and established an effort with Huntsville’s mayor and Redstone’s garrison commander to fix the problem.
As for the letter Brooks sent, he went to the top.
He actually sent it back on January 29, and it addresses Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter.
He serves as the commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. It’s a long way of saying he helps oversee garrisons like the Arsenal.
The letter itself says the congressman understands budget cuts led the Arsenal to cut gates, but the backup it creates hurts his constituents and poses traffic safety problems.
He asks for Ferriter to look into the gate closures.
He cc’s Garrison Commander Colonel Bill Marks at the bottom.
According to the spokesperson, the congressman “hopes to see the gate situation resolved and will continue to monitor the situation and do all that he can to resolve this.”
You can see his full letter here.