ACPA joined with an ad hoc coalition of organizations led by the National Association of Manufacturers in sending a message to House and Senate leaders to urge them to “advance a bold, long-term infrastructure bill to address our nation’s longstanding infrastructure needs and to provide much needed stability and certainty for our sector during this critical time.”
This was a unique opportunity to join with NAM to send a powerful message to Leaders, and one which is well aligned with ACPA and other transportation partners’ efforts to inform and persuade Congress to address the critical needs of the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure.
The letter continues with an appeal to “come together in a bipartisan manner to provide historic investment and pass a surface transportation reauthorization ahead of the September 30, 2020, deadline.”
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers in America have continued operating while doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of millions of employees, their families and their communities,” the letter continues. “Transportation and logistics partners across the manufacturing supply chain went into overdrive to provide our sector with the capabilities to meet the immediate challenges posed by COVID-19. These partners enabled industry’s efforts to increase production, retool supply chains and adapt to quickly evolving circumstances to get critical supplies to the parts of the country that needed them most. Manufacturers’ ongoing response efforts depend on our nation’s infrastructure system and taking action now to invest in and modernize our infrastructure can advance the next steps of recovery and renewal.”
“Congressional action is necessary to address the revenue shortfalls facing state transportation departments due to unexpected decreases in road travel,” the letter says. “Forward-looking, long-term investments in all kinds of infrastructure are needed to renew and expand our economy, grow jobs and compete globally. Acting now to invest in our nation’s infrastructure will avoid interruption to ongoing projects and empower state officials and the private sector to proceed with planning new, bold infrastructure projects across the country.” Click here to read the complete letter.
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