ACPA and the other 30 organizations comprising the TCC* introduced a new advertising and social media campaign to build awareness and urge Congress to act this year to approve a surface transportation infrastructure package.

ACPA is supporting the campaign through social media and editorial coverage.

The campaign cites how, as America battled the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s transportation infrastructure network remained a vital lifeline by providing vitally important links to first responders, routes to hospitals and grocery stores, and an effective network for delivering vaccines.

New data shows that from fiscal years 2016-2020, states leveraged $200 billion in federal funds to support more than $340.5 billion in improvements. This translates to almost 111,000 new highway and bridge projects in 3,000 U.S. counties and parishes.  Along the way, TCC says, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs were created or sustained.

With current funding set to expire on September 30th, there are thousands of other worthy projects that need funding, and the TCC says a robust, multi-year highway and public transit investment bill will supercharge the nation’s long-term economic recovery and productivity in the post-pandemic years ahead.

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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.

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