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TCC Partners to EPA: Reconsider Compliance Measures

The Transportation Construction Coalition* has written a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler to commend him for seeking “a path of cooperation with states on the issue of air quality planning.”

The letter also urges reconsideration of the practice of withholding—or threatening to withhold—essential federal highway funding to exact compliance from states.

Although sanctions are permissible in the Clean Air Act, the TCC partners note that many factors have changed since the early days of the Act. 

The Group asks the EPA to use that discretion now to give the State of California—and other states—time and support to reduce the backlog in state implementation plans and update their transportation conformity plans.

The letter also informs that the nation’s highway system is no longer in its prime and that improvements are not optional.  Click here to view the complete letter.

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* The Transportation Construction Coalition is a partnership of 31 national associations and construction unions representing hundreds of thousands of individuals with a direct market interest in federal transportation programs. TCC is comprised of the American Coal Ash Association; American Concrete Pavement Association; American Concrete Pipe Association; American Iron & Steel Institute; American Road & Transportation Builders Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Subcontractors Association; American Traffic Safety Services Association; Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association; Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association; Associated Equipment Distributors; Associated General Contractors of America; American Council of Engineering Companies; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron; International Slurry Surfacing Association; International Union of Operating Engineers; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust; National Asphalt Pavement Association; National Association of Surety Bond Producers; National Electrical Contractors Association; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; National Steel Bridge Alliance; National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association; National Utility Contractors Association; Portland Cement Association; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute; The Road Information Program; and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America.

Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

 

Highlights of the TCC Fly-In

As reported previously in ACPA TODAY, the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Annual Fly-In was held May 13 through 15 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.  The event was held in conjunction with the ARTBA Federal Issues Program.

Keynote speakers included FHWA Administrator Nicole R. Nason, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. 

ACPA Chairman Jim Mack of CEMEX, and Leif Wathne, ACPA Executive Vice President, attended the fly-in ahead of the ACPA Chapter Committee meeting. 

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Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

TCC Advances Discussion on Proposal to Renew Interstate Highways

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) has formally encouraged Congressional Leaders to support a report and underlying plan called, Renewing Our Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future, which was first reported by ACPA in January.  ACPA’s Board of Directors also formally endorsed the report in March.

TCC wrote and sent letters to U.S. House and Senate Leaders, urging the lawmakers to “build on the recommendations made in this report by passing legislation that makes a meaningful investment in the nation’s transportation system.” TCC also urged the Leaders to advance an infrastructure investment bill which will “address the shortfalls in investment in our transportation system highlighted in the report.” 

Click here to see the letters to the House and Senate minority and majority leaders. Click here to see the original report by ACPA, along with links to the recommendations made in the report, the presentation made at the TRB Chairman’s Luncheon in January, and a video presentation. 
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Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

About the Transportation Construction Coalition

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC)* is a partnership of national associations and construction unions representing hundreds of thousands of individuals with a direct market interest in federal transportation programs, according to the group’s website.  Representing the broad transportation-construction industry, the group serves as a “unified voice for strong federal surface transportation investment.”

The coalition focuses on federal budget and surface transportation program policy issues, and is supported by activists in virtually every Congressional district.  These activists provide a vital service to their communities by helping to improve the efficiency and safety of America’s transportation infrastructure. TCC member organizations represent contractors, the planning and design community, safety professionals, materials and manufacturing industries, and their employees. The TCC’s unique membership enables the coalition to articulate with one voice the impact of federal policies and investment levels on all aspects of the transportation construction industry.

The organization was established in July 1996 and is co-chaired by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.  

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* The TCC Coalition membership includes:  American Coal Ash Association; American Concrete Pavement Association; American Concrete Pipe Association; American Council of Engineering Companies; American Road & Transportation Builders Association (Co-Chair); American Society of Civil Engineers; American Iron and Steel Institute; American Subcontractors Association; American Traffic Safety Services Association; Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association; Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association; Associated Equipment Distributors; and Association of Equipment Manufacturers; and the Associated General Contractors  of America (Co-Chair).  Also; the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; International Association of Bridge; Structural; Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; International Slurry Surfacing Association; International Union of Operating Engineers; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust; National Asphalt Pavement Association; and National Association of Surety Bond Producers.  Also; the National Electrical Contractors Association; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; National Steel Bridge Alliance; National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association; National Utility Contractors Association; Portland Cement Association; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute; The Road Information Program; and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Make Plans Now for the TCC Fly-In

Registration is now open for the 2018 Transportation Construction Coalition, scheduled for May 15 and 16, in Washington, DC.  The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

To register for the fly-in, please follow this link to create a new account:  https://www.BlueSkyz.com/tcc2018.  

The TCC partners are also encouraging attendees to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Reservations should be made directly with the Grand Hyatt by calling 1.888.421.1442. Please mention the event code, “TCC Fly-In” to get the special rate of $329 per night.  

 

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Tue 25

2020 AASHTO Washington Briefing

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - February 28 @ 2:00 pm
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The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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2020 Virginia Concrete Conference

February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

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