ACPA and other members of the Highway Materials Group* sent a letter to the Senate supporting passage of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act.
If approved, the legislation will invest in improving the infrastructure within the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other federally managed lands where there is a large maintenance backlog much of which is related to transportation assets.
To address this, the proposed legislation would establish the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Fund, which would direct up to $9.5 billion in non-taxpayer monies over five years to address priority repairs in national parks and on other public lands. Click here to see the letter.
* The Highway Materials Group is comprised of eleven national associations, representing companies that provide the construction materials and equipment essential to building America’s roads, highways and bridges. The HMG associations’ members employ tens of thousands of men and women in well-paying American jobs, and support increased investment in America’s surface transportation network. Members include: American Coal Ash Association; America Concrete Pavement Association; American Traffic Safety Services Association; Associated Equipment Distributors; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; National Asphalt Pavement Association; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association; Portland Cement Association; and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
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