A coalition of 41 transportation associations (including ACPA), labor unions and highway user organizations* asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to consider acting further on legislation to reauthorize Federal surface transportation programs, which are set to expire September 30.
The group commended the Senate EPW Committee for taking the critical step of unanimously approving the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) last summer, and noted the action was well ahead of the expiry date. Citing the work of Senate committees of jurisdiction to develop reauthorization proposals and to provide the necessary revenue to support the programs, the groups asked the Leaders to take up legislation to reauthorize the federal surface transportation programs as soon as possible.
They also cautioned that, “history has demonstrated that delaying action on such legislation leads to two negative outcomes: stifling economic development and construction workers not on job sites.” Click here to read/download the complete letter.
* The group included the: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Council of Engineering Companies, American Highway Users Alliance, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Moving & Storage Association, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated Equipment Manufacturers, Associated General Contractors of America, Auto Care Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance, Equipment Dealers Association, FMI-The Food Industry Association, Governors Highway Safety Association, Industrial Minerals Association—North America, International Union of Operating Engineers, International Warehouse Logistics Association, Laborers International Union of North America, National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Association of Chemical Distributors, National Association of Counties, National Association of County Engineers, National Association of Truckstop Operators, National Electrical Contractors Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, National Steel Bridge Alliance, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, National Tank Carriers, Inc., North America’s Building Trades Unions, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Transport Workers Union of America, Transportation Intermediaries Association, Transportation Trades Department-AFL-CIO, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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